By: Szashe, Certified Trainer, Treat2Train
Use a wall with a corner. Position yourself a few feet away from the wall so your arms can touch the wall. Throw a treat into the corner so your dog goes to the corner to get it.
While kneeling a few feet away from the wall and the corner, extend your arm to the wall a few inches off the ground. You may hold a treat in your hand, or have an assistant stand on the other side of your arm and place a treat on the ground. Your dog will either run along the wall and step over your arm to get the treat placed by the assistant, or approach your arm with the treat. When he reaches you, you can toss the treat on the other side of your arm for your dog to follow by stepping over your arm to retrieve it.
Repeat, gradually raising your arm, still touching the wall, so that your dog will have to jump your arm to get the treat.
Once your dog is comfortable jumping your arm to retrieve the treat, put your other arm against the wall above the dog’s head, with enough room for him to jump over the lower arm and under the upper arm. Use the wall to make the circle large. Continue, gradually making circle with arms closer together, still against the wall.
Move away from the wall, no longer using it as an aide. Form a circle with your arms and ask your dog to jump
through your arms. Go back to a previous step if necessary.