"This is the subject everybody finds the hardest, but you're gonna have to pass it if you want to earn your TARDIS!" -Gallifreyan Histroy 101 by Chameleon Circuit
Knight-Introduction to the Jump Chute
Basically, Knight already knows what a jump is, and has seen jump chutes before, so I skipped right to Lesson 3 of week one, which has all 5 jumps out for the first time.
What we did
-Set five jumps two strides apart
-All Jumps at elbow height (He's 5", set the bar at 6")
-Leave dog two strides from first jump
-Two Sets of Three repetitions, with break between sets
I measured out Knight to be roughly:
Body length= 11"
Full Height= 9"
So I put him in the 8:10, 50% body type class. In theory, his stride length should be his body length x 3. So I set up the jumps 66" apart. This is what I got (full screen for best viewing, I wanted to get all 5 jumps in the shot)
The above video is our baseline. What you see is what I got. Very unpredictable with his jumping/bouncing right now. These next three weeks the focus is on Rhythm. I'll be doing 3 jump chute lessons a week. Each consisting of two sets with three reps. Hope you enjoy watching Knight jump, because you're going to be seeing a lot of it.
Lilly- Outs, Wraps, and Switch
In all honesty, I'm the one that needs more work properly signalling Lil's outs, wraps, and switches. Thankfully, Lilly is very patient with me and is having a blast zooming around on the low jump heights. I started us at 1", just the bar that holds together the jump. Next we'll move up to 4" and work every 2" up to 12", not really in any rush to get her up to her jump height. Wraps really aren't that common yet in AKC, but out jumpers runs in general could use a bit of tightening up.