Rob and I had a bunch of scrap wood left over from fence building, so we put it to good use and made a jump for the dogs. It's not regulation width, but it's regulation height, so it'll be fun for doing some training in the backyard, at least till we can get some more time with the jump the club has at Rosaryville where we train . . .
Doc has done a tiny bit of jump training, so he understands that "Hopp" means to go over the jump and to come back over the jump (not around, never around!). But we've never had him go over it at its full height--so far I've always taken a couple of boards off to make it easier for him. But I wanted to see whether he was game for the full height, just because I was curious.
I threw a toy over it, and Doc was over it in a second. He was quite clumsy, as you can see in the photos, and on his first try I was afraid he was going to take the whole thing down with him, but he learns fast so with each jump his technique was a bit cleaner.
Alhough he is going to have to learn to clear it without touching the top at some point. That should be a fun thing to teach . . . not!