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Ilovejumping97

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Training Dogs to jump etc!

I have 2 succesful Agility dogs and want to share my tips!!

 

If you want to train your dog to jump, you don't have to go to a club! I did it on my own (yes I'm 11!!) with two naughty terriers!! It's taken me about 1 year to get this far, I don't regret anything. The sweat, time and pain (I fell over a jump onto a rake, don't ask!!) that I have shed. It's all been worth it!!

 

Tip #1: Vaseline, grease for horses legs when jumping, vaseline for dogs!! Helps them glide over the wood when they frist start, they aren't gona clear the first jump they go over without knocking it!!

 

Tip #2: Fish, feed your dog lots, it's good for joints!!

 

Tip #3: Don't give up, one of my dogs has had the Autumn off because he fell going over a jump (result of approaching in wrong!) He is now back in work and is making up for his time off!!

 

I have loads more tips, but they haven't gone across my mind!! I will add them as soon as they do  Hope this makes you interested in Agility!! x

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jackysian

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jackysian says:

Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

Too much fish for dogs is dangerous it has a high iron content therefore shouldn't ever be fed in large amounts (as with any food). If you want to care for your dogs joints learn canine massage, don't EVER start a dog in agility until its at least 18 months old and if it doesn't enjoy it don't do it!!! Glucosamine or synflex a good supplement for dogs in hard work.

You should never be jumping a dog over wooden jumps!! If you are interested in agility as you say you are you should know that all agility jumps are made from plastic and fall at the slightest knock, if you dog injures itself going over a jump it's less likely to want to do it again, therefore defeating the object of teaching agility.

May I suggest you going a good club in which a professional trainer can give you the correct information before you hurt your dogs?

When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

Hurt my dogs? We have owned dogs all our lives from poodles to jack russels, scottish terriers too! We have already got a personal trainer and clubs just do not work out, yes we use wooden jumps AND plastic, wooden when they are training for shows, so they learn not to touch the jump! If you have a problem then it's your problem not mine!

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

Oh and my dogs aren't under 18 months if you thought that

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

One of my dogs, the best at Agility infact. Yes he's on concrete and yes he's jumping wood but the grass was soaked and if he isn't jumped abit each day he goes hyper (and no it's not the food he's on he's on one with all the good stuff in it. Not rubbish bits of pig! James well beloved the foods called :) http://s511.photobucket.com/albums/s358/Ilovejumping_2008/?action=view&current=ae7e05db.pbr So if you think he doesn't love what he does then look at that, his tail never stops wagging! He hardly ever jumps on concrete, mostly in our sand areana but that was drencehed aswell (the small sand ring we have to train in)

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

The grass had froze over with frost, before you say it isn't wet!

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jackysian

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jackysian says:

Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

Remind me of  your age again? 11? So forgive me if I appear to be a tad more knowledgable regarding dog ownership and training but at nearly 40 quiet obviously I will know abit more than a little girl. (Putting aside the fact I'm a registered dog trainer).

Quote me where I said your dogs were under 18 months? If you come onto a site professing to be an 'successful' dog agility trainer then I suggest you fill people in with the correct facts otherwise you'll have someone thinking you know it all and follow your advise, when in fact it's incomplete, incorrect and quiet frankly dangerous for the animals concerned.

 

Maybe the reason your trainers haven't worked out is because you are not willing to listen and learn, sad for the poor animals in your parents care.

 

I couldn't care less if you've owned a 2 legged lesser spotted hound dog before but you admit yourself your dog has been injured using your 'training' methods so doesn't that tell you they are wrong? I've been training dogs in agility, scenting, hunting and obidence for over 20 years (sorry darling that age thing again) and have never once had any of them off due to being injured, if I did then I would certainly be extreamly concerned about my methods and would address them before continueing using them...let alone coming on to a board and pretending I knew it all.

Get yourself back to school and let mummy and daddy handing the animals before you cause anymore damage.

When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

My dogs aren't the slightest bit unhappy or un -cared for infact I have them sitting here right now with my duvet (I have the flu) and they give me so much love and respect us, when did I say I knew it all? I gave out my tips you do things differently and have a different opinion! We use alternate therapies like lavender oil to keep them calm and relaxed, do before you go jumping to conclusions about I don't know what I'm talking about and don't know how to treat my dogs you are completely wrong! My parents are older than you and know lots about animals, owning poodles and reckless terries all our lives we know what were onabout, we also run a kennel so saying I don't know anything is ridiculous!!!

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jackysian

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jackysian says:

Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

Oh you run a kennels do you? Whats it called, I might have heard of it? Is that how your parents made their millions?

 

I don't know why I'm bothering replying to you to be honest, you are quiet obviously not a child that likes to learn or be told. From you pictures it's clear you enjoy your hobby of playing with your dogs and as long as they are happy then that's fine but please speaking as an adult could you not come on an open access board and pretend that you are an 'successful' agility trainer as I said before it could lead to other people thinking you know what you are taking about. It's extreamly dangerous to allow your dogs to jump over bits of wood. If anyone is seriously interested in agility the first and only place to try it is a proper agility course with experienced trainers who can introduce your dog slowly to the sport, and use their knowledge to assess the level of jumps and equipment the breed of dog should be attempting.

 

Oh and before you start saying you are experienced in aromatheraphy, do you realise that alot of essential oils are poisonous and toxic to animals?

When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

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Ilovejumping97

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Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

There specially made oils before you have a go and the kennel is Little Scampers Dog Kennel which we are just making a website for, I'm not going to reply again because you obvs think your training methods rule the roost!

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Sunflower01

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Sunflower01 says:

Re: Training Dogs to jump etc!

To the young girl on Ilovejumping....

I know you think you mean well, but you need to think a little more before you react and like the other lady said listen to a bit of advice. you come across as incredibly angry and self opinionated, and somewhat spoilt...   No doubt you have been with dogs and animals all your life.. but this does not make you an expert on these matters.  I have had dogs and horses all my life too.. but I am still learning all the time and I am 45!   I would love to learn my little dog agility and read your tips... I could quite easily have used wood if it had not been for the other ladys post... so take a step back, stop being so angry and listen.. you are obviously on this site a lot, so read and stop reacting so much.

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