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I was so impressed when I saw these videos. So nice to see an owner actively working their wolfdog's mind by teaching advanced skills like this! Just goes to show that having wolf content doesn't mean that the animal can't be trained - when using positive methods, learning theory applies the same to all canines.

The animal in the videos looks to be a mid-high content. The videos show the wolfdog working weave poles, tunnels, jumps, retrievals, "Place" (go to mat) and Sit.

Place and down:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/1940343550/name/XenaTable.MOV

Retrieval of dumbell over jump:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/896018033/name/XenaFetchD.MOV

Weave poles:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/1533756249/name/Xena Weave.MOV

Repeated high jump, part 1:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/1456709367/name/XenaJumpsSitPartI.MOV

Repeated high jump, part 2, plus finishing with a sit:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/1035926728/name/XenaJumpsSitPartII.MOV

Tunnel:
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/20959544/1604539691/name/XenaTunnel.MOV
 

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Watching that girl go over the hurdle got me wondering how much fence it would take to keep her in a place she didn't want to be.
 

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Isn't she a beautiful jumper? She has so much grace and precision.

Good point about the fencing, though. Typical fencing height for wolfdogs is about 8' - 10', and even then they have been known to climb out, so a lean-in or a hotwire strand is usually recommended for the top.

Even my mid-content, Jasper, can jump insanely high, with an ease I have never seen in any dog. I posted some pics of his aerial skills in the Pictures forum last week.
 

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Boy do I feel like a lazy mom after seeing that. And if it weren't for the lack of white chest hair and the two white rear toes, I would almost think it was Poca or a very close relative. Not quite, though - you can definitely see the wolf in that girl. Poca jumps with the same lightness and grace - I love watching it. Not so much when she was a 12 week old puppy scaling 4 ft walls from a standing start right next to the wall, though :eek:

Watching that girl go over the hurdle got me wondering how much fence it would take to keep her in a place she didn't want to be.
If she's anything like my dog, about 12 feet!
 

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Geez - which Wally could jump like that!

He barely gets a foot off the ground...maybe.
 
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