I was watching some videos posted lately by ScottisSeite on YouTube, and saw a very interesting handling maneuver. The handler moves backward toward a jump and the dog takes the jump and goes behind the handler to the other side of the handler. Here's a video from three years ago of someone training the maneuver, which is known as a Ketschker:
Here is a more recent video from a seminar that shows people using the Ketschker:
I decided to try teaching Belle this move. Here is my first effort this morning. It's a rather blatant example of how not to train.
After I edited this morning's video and looked for a couple of examples from ScottisSeite to include in this post, I spotted how to indicate the move to Belle at 1:54 in the second video above.* Watch the lady's hands. She is basically using the hand movements we use in obedience to teach a dog to return to heel position by going around the handler's right side. Well, duh, we may not do much obedience, but we have worked on that skill. I went out again with Belle and managed to quiet my arms and body and get a much better response from her.
*(Note: To me it doesn't look like everyone is using this particular signal, but for Belle and me it seems like a good starting point.)
Here's the video of our second session: