Puppy Jumping by Susan Salo
Author: Susan Salo
Format: DVD Running
Time: 1 hr 23 mins
Release date: 2009
Every course your dog will perform is mostly jumps, so he should approach jumps with great confidence and an understanding of how to perform them. Susan Salo has over 35 years of experience in the equestrian world of show jumping as both a competitor and a professional trainer.
She applies this extensive experience to the sport of dog agility and offers a unique perspective and knowledge of the mechanical aspects of jumping which, when properly applied, can create muscle memory and balance for the canine athlete. The focus of her training is not on handling but on building better jumping skills and instilling more confidence and speed in the dog.
Susan Salo believes that the development of these skills begin at the puppy stage- teaching young dogs to read and drive a path to their target, to understand how to react to distance that are constantly changing and to do so without producing extra strides where they are not needed. You can begin teaching puppies about the mechanics of the job ahead between four and six months of age. Because this program is NOT about schooling puppies to jump heights (jump bumps are used), it is safe training for your growing puppy. The focus is on imparting an understanding of jumping and on developing a sharp, flexible mind that can problem solve. You will be surprised at how effortless the grids become for your puppy and at how great the payoff is down the road. Dogs that have been trained from puppyhood using Susan’s jumping process not only really enjoy jumping but also move toward a jump full of confidence and without rushing, while using their bodies in a way that makes the task of jumping look effortless.