Long Jump

Level   I: 15
Level  II: 15
Level III: 20

Regulation lengths and points

Length(m) 3.0 3.5 4.0
Level I 15
Level II 10 15
Level III 12 16 20

In Level I, only one length: 3 m = 15 points

General Jumping Directions

In Level I the handler must choose 1 of the 3 jumps. He must notify the Judge of his choice at the presentation. In Level II, the hurdle (20 points) is mandatory, and the handler must choose between the palisade (2.1 m = 15 points) and the long jump (3.5 m = 15 points).

 

The following directions are good for the 3 jumping exercises (palisade, long jump, hurdle):

 

  • The handler puts his dog into position at a convenient distance from the obstacle.
  •  The handler can count paces during the Dog in White, but not after without losing points.
  •  The handler takes his place immediately in the marked square, to the left or right, near the jump.
  •  The handler cannot touch the jumps or lean on the palisade.
  •  If the dog leaves his place before the start command, so that the handler must reposition the dog, he is penalized one attempt plus points.
  • The dog is allowed 3 attempts for all the exercises: the palisade, the long jump which counts only the forward jump. 
  •  For the hurdle, the dog is allowed to try a total of 3 times forward and 3 times return. If the dog fails or refuses to return, the handler will reposition the dog in the place from where the dog can jump. The handler will then return to his position in front of the hurdle and wait for the signal from the Judge. For the hurdle, a stabilization command is only allowed after the “go” jumps (1st direction). On the return, no stabilization is allowed; the dog has to return to heel.
  •  If the dog fails any jump, no matter which, the handler may not ask to raise or lower the height or length.
  •  The jump command shall be given only by voice. Every gesture or movement of the body will be penalized, but the handler may watch his dog in a natural manner, without staring. All two-word commands must be said without a pause in between the words, otherwise it will be considered as an extra command (-5).
  •  If, before stepping into the box area, the handler makes a gesture like throwing a ball, it will be considered as training, loss of all points.
  •  After authorization of the judge for the jump, the handler gives command by voice and makes a short gesture -2 
  • A sustained gesture will be considered as a supplementary command (-5).
  •  After each jump, the handler may give one command of his choice to recall the dog to heel or to make it stay behind the jump. If he commands the dog to stay, the handler must go to his dog. If a recall, the dog has 10 sec to come to heel, with or without a command, otherwise there will be a penalty. If the dog is recalled, it can be done with voice or whistle but it must be the same for all jumps (see the type of distance recall chosen by the handler at the time of presentation).
  • There will also be a penalty if the dog does not stay behind the jump despite the command. The handler will wait for the sound of the horn announcing the end of exercise, before leaving the jump. If the dog is blocked (given a fixation command) after the jump without taking the position that the handler commanded he will not lose points. 
  •  The handler must not show his dog the jump before the exercise.

Technical Plans
J: Movable seesaw ”key” K: Wooden or metallic frame L: Coloured elastic bands or light metallic bars or PVC bars, wide appr. 30 cm distance

PENALTIES:

Start before signal (plus loss of 1 attempt)
-4 -4 -4

Start after signal but before command.
-2 -2 -2

Command by voice and gesture
-2 -2 -2

Refusal or going around, forward or return jump
-4 -4 -4

Knocking down the boards, forward or return jump
-2 -2 -2

Missing (attempt failed) forward or back.
-2 -2 -2

Failure to take position behind the obstacle (if command is given)
-2 -2 -2

Any additional command for position, placement, recall
-2 -2 -2

Any additional send command
-5 -5 -5

The dog does not return to heel within 10 s
-2 -2 -2

Any irregular command results in a penalty to the corresponding points.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EXERCISE:

This exercise does not involve a ditch. It is made up of a frame of 3 planks. The first is 2 m long and 10 cm high, placed in the front, connected with two boards on the sides, each 3 m long and 10 cm high in front, and 20 cm high at the other end and fastened to the ground with a metallic square, to prevent it from swaying.
 
This frame has coloured elastic bands, light metal bars, or PVC pipes, which are fastened to the side boards every 30 cm along the length of the sides.
 
Without going into the frame, the dog shall jump over a moveable seesaw ‘key’, 1.95 m long and 1 m wide at the centre, which can move up or down in the frame without touching the sides. Jumps of 3 m to 3.5 m can be obtained. To create a jump of 4 m, simply detach the key from the frame. The key must be constructed so that when the low side touches the ground, the high side is 30 cm from the ground. A dog that steps within the frame is penalized 4 points, plus the loss of an attempt equivalent to a refusal. It must then restart the jump.

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