Jump into my Arms

Teaching your dog to jump into your arms is a fun trick - and it's not just for small dogs! Any dog you feel comfortable picking up can be taught this trick. I taught it to Joker, my border collie, and he's a big boy!

This trick is great for:

  • getting complete control after an agility run
  • improving/reinforcing your recall
  • helping a dog feel comfortable being in your space
  • training indoors when the weather is bad
  • anyone who is working on a trick dog title

We have a ton of fun in this class and you'll love watching the videos of your fellow students and their dogs working on this trick.

Can a border collie or aussie sized dog do it? The proof is in the picture:

Class starts 12/11/19.
6 weeks of instruction

Table of Contents

Welcome! Introduce Yourself Here.
The End is Nigh!
Thoughts on Mechanics (no video)
Jumping into your Space
Lap Jumping
Quick Jumping
Getting to Standing
Jumping to Get a Reward
Taking it on the Road
Tech Support
CourseCraft FAQ
The Facebook Option
YouTube Tutorial (Computer/Laptop)
YouTube Tutorial (iPhone/iPad)
YouTube Tutorial (Android)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Class begins on 12/11/19. The class will run for 6 weeks, not including the "vacation week" around Christmas. Instruction ends on January 31, 2020. The classroom closes on February 14, 2020.

Can my puppy learn this trick?

There is a lot of jumping involved, so I'd recommend waiting on learning the full trick until their growth plates are closed.

My dog is pretty big... can I do this class?

Any dog you feel comfortable carrying can do this trick. I've had students with larger border collies and aussies be successful.

What agility equipment do I need? And how much space?

No equipment needed. Everything can be done in your living room (and my living room is SMALL!).

Do I need any special technical equipment to access this course?

If you are submitting video, you will need a way to record video and upload it to YouTube.

For accessing the class, any web browser should work for reading the class pages, watching videos, and posting your videos, questions, and comments.

Can I work two dogs?

Yes! You have two options: You can buy two spots in class and submit homework videos for both dogs on all lessons. Or you can buy one spot in class and submit one dog's videos per lesson. You can alternate dogs or just post whatever dog is struggling more with the homework. As long as it's one dog per lesson, the rest is up to you!

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Class starts 12/11/19.
6 weeks of instruction