at 3 months (with same bumper)
Since there is a jump (12") in Rally Advanced, Mom set up the obedience jump at 8" the other day to introduce me to the concept of "jumping in heel position." In AKC, CKC and UKC, the team heels up to the jump and resumes heeling as soon as the dog lands the jump (in CARO, the jump is a distance exercise where the handler sends the dog ahead to the jump and cannot move past the line until the dog is in mid-air). After a few jumps while in heel position, it was decided that I should be introduced to the formal UKC Novice Recall exercise. So, here I am performing the UKC Novice Recall exercise for the very first time. As you can see, this exercise requires 3 distinct actions: wait in a sit + jump + sit in front position.
(In a trial setting, this exercise would end with a formal "finish." I get lots of opportunity to practice formal "finishes" while training for rally. In this video, I have been released from the exercise to retrieve a tossed treat rather than a formal finish as it is best to learn new exercises in discrete components. Eventually, a formal finish will be added to the exercise on a random basis.)