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Closing it, don't think I can just delete the thread though. If I knew how I would.

I don't jump her this high that often, she's a young athletic dog and can handle a few bigger fences. If she wasn't willingly jumping then I wouldn't have put the fences that high in the first place. It's not like she does this every *day*, which I agree would be awful for her joints. But no. The fences hardly every get that high around here. This is supposed to be an enjoyable video.
Thanks for your concern.
 

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Even though she CAN jump that high, 22 inches, I would hesitate to keep doing it as it is very hard on her joints even at 3 years of age. In Agility she would not be asked to jump more than 10 inches which is a safe height for her to jump without adding all the width you are asking her to jump.

She is obviously a very willing dog, which they are as they do very well in Agility trials, but you are asking a lot of her.
 

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Even though she CAN jump that high, 22 inches, I would hesitate to keep doing it as it is very hard on her joints even at 3 years of age. In Agility she would not be asked to jump more than 10 inches which is a safe height for her to jump without adding all the width you are asking her to jump.

She is obviously a very willing dog, which they are as they do very well in Agility trials, but you are asking a lot of her.
Thanks for the advice- Yeah it is hard on the little dog's joints but she's only three years old, which I suppose could cause early arthritis. I might actually start her in agility as a way to expend all her extra energy~
 

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Awwwwe ... she is a sweet little thing!

I too have the same issue with Eddee ... only 12 pounds and jumps from a complete stand still up onto a kitchen table! I just cannot keep my "Jumping Bean" down. Lol! I think I gave him the wrong name. :) I do seriously worry about his joints ... as he is just a year old.
 

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That's an impressive little jumper! I'm not sure there's much you could do about that though :/
I don't jump her this big that often, as the joints were already a slight concern to me even before I saw that post. :)
 

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I have been competing in agility for several years now and I voice the same concerns as Kyllobernese. Even though my dog can jump some incredible heights, I don't jump her at those heights as the long term effect on her joints would be terrible. Your dog looks like she would make a great agility dog. But I have to tell you, in all honesty, I was cringing when I saw your video. Please get some training with a good trainer, one who competes in agility. There is A LOT more to agility than just jumping over poles. It is a great sport and you will have a blast. It looks like you and your dog have a great time....with some good training, you will make a great team.
 
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