Focus on Jumping

Bobbie Lyons

Self-Study Course

Focus on Jumping


NOT eligible for storewide discounts

Learn specific exercises that will help your dog jump with less effort, but more power and fluid motion. This class will improve your dog's muscle engagement, strength, and overall understanding of how to use his whole body—not just power from the rear—to efficiently take a jump. You will work on increasing your dog’s strength and efficiency for performing each part of the jumping movement by addressing each of the following skills: 

  • Limb awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Shifting weight to the rear
  • Lifting up the front of the body to take the jump and go straight
  • Lifting up the front of the body to take a jump and prepare for a turn
  • Power to push off from the rear, both when going straight and while turning
  • Rounding over the jump
  • Landing a jump straight
  • Landing a jump while turning

These exercises are suitable for dogs 10 months and older. The exercises focus on building the strength required for each stage of jumping; there is no actual jumping in the course.

You can start this self-study course whenever you like. It includes eight lessons that you can complete at your own pace. There are no fixed deadlines or due dates.

What is included with your purchase?

  • Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
  • No expiring content—you can go back any time to read and watch lessons. There is no time limit.


Dog should be at least 10 months old.

Before you start the exercises, brush up on your targeting skills; specifically: 1) Nose touch where your dog's front feet leave the ground, and rear feet stay on the ground; 2) Rear foot targeting on verbal cue, generalized to many different things; 3) Front foot targeting on verbal cue. The following skills are also prerequisites for the class:

  • Give a paw or wave
  • Value for front, rear, and all feet on equipment
  • Folding down
  • Rock-back sit
  • Tuck sit
  • Right and left circles (Spin & Twist) 

Equipment and space needed

Substitutions are recommended if you don’t have the equipment used in the videos. There are many possible equipment options and you may use something you have lying around your house.

  • Rocker board or nonslip board – doesn’t have to rock
  • 2-on/2-off board, travel plank, or aerobic bench
  • K9FITbones, large and small balance discs
  • Peanut
  • KLIMBS or platforms
  • Cavalettis, agility jumps, or poles on soda cans 

A training space that is 6-8 feet will work, but 6 feet by 12 feet is better.

How do I access my Learning Center purchase?

After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Just click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts). 

If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.

We suggest that you read the information provided carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions about whether the content is right for you, please email us.

Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, KPA CTP

Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance which offers dog training, fitness training, and trick training around the globe. She was part of the team that contributed knowledge and experience to help design the FitPAWS Master Trainer Program (CCFT II) and is a course Instructor for the program. 

Bobbie completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program to earn a CCFT certification and also completed the certification program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. In addition, Bobbie is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy.

Bobbie has four awesome dogs and trains a variety of skills for agility, fitness training, herding, trick training, tugging, and dock diving. Bobbie enjoys the training process and strives to communicate in the best way she can to help her dogs and clients’ dogs understand the task at hand. She starts every training session with this question, “How can I set the dog up for success and give the dog the best information to successfully complete the behavior.”