Dog Trick Training Tutorial: How to train your dog to jump over your arms

Here is a quick video I made of how to teach this very cool Canine Freestyle trick- hurdles. I dont actually know what the trick is called by freestylers, so I made up the name ‘hurdles’ .

I didnt use a clicker during this exercise as is quite hard to hold the clicker and it clicks right under the dog which can make them confused. If possible you can get a friend to help mark the behavior.

Good luck! And let me know if you have any questions!

p.s. I did some sloppy training in this video! I give multiple cues such as ‘jump’ ‘hup’ and ‘jump through’ ! and am sloppy with the reward. Which makes me have to say, if you are really into training, make sure to film yourself to assess what you think you are doing to what you are actually doing! 🙂

Note: For Splash the word ‘yes’ is a conditioned reinforcer like some people use ‘good girl’ so you will see me say ‘yes’ and not give a treat afterwards. For Splash and Kiko the click means a treat always follows. Any other word means they might get one, they might not.

Clicker training works!


Tori Hulme says:

one of my dogs love to jump the other ne doesn't. I made my own dog jumps by using these wooden poles what are safe to use for Lottie to jump over. Its only till I can afford a dog jump. does anyone know what shop sells dog jumps?

Jose Arroyo says:

Good video !!

Avalon T says:

thanks for the tip i'm going to use it on my dog

angel rodriguez says:

I mean he loves

angel rodriguez says:

Thank fuckin much ur the best and he lpves me now 🙂 T_T

Nicola Harris says:

Great video how long does it normaly take to train them

Elishia Dunne says:

my dog goes under my arms :/

BeautyQueen42 says:

Imma try this (:

Jazmyn Martinez says:

Thank you love the vid and your dog is so cute!!

Pete Dagostino says:

gonna try that now! (: thanks!

Kristiina H says:

I started teaching this today:D /watch?v=-dy6pJRgls0 Thanks for your inspiring video!

Mr TiT00N says:

idk how but… my cat does it now XD

dragonhawkins says:

@BriansDaBest1 i thought that too lol

BriansDaBest1 says:

When Splash Jumped through your legs I thought he was gonna land on your face. That would've hurt! Nice video.

effzee says:

wonderful 🙂 why the specific warning about avoiding repetietive jumps with dogs under 2? What exactly are repetetitive jumps? I mean, how many jumps would you consider too many? Our little Leni is enjoying jumping a lot, we set out two chairs about six feet apart and she jumps back an forth on them. I was increasing the number of jumps between rewards – bad idea? She's 1 1/4 yrs old.

Ritercrazy says:

I did enjoy this tutorial. Thanks for all the time you give to helping others. I appreciate you for my part. Thanks!

MagmaSedusa says:

omg the squeeky toy is annoying ><

Girlyy4 says:

This is a great video! I wish to do the one where splash jumped through your legs, with my border collie Sanka. The only problem i have it that he keeps jumping onto my chest and face when he goes over. If i use the toy to coax him over he gets super hyper and just bounds over my legs, scratching my face, chest, arms… how do i get him to land away and over my head?

Carl Mcdonald says:

I dont think i'm going to watch kikolezpup anymore thanks……

Carl Mcdonald says:

why do i pick up a lesbian vibe? just a question…

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