With super vertical, the toy is suspended 8 feet out over the water. So normally, the dog needs to be able to jump about 15 feet or so, so that 8' is the peak of their jump. After having said that, there was a phenominal dog at nationals, who was jumping about 8' in big air, yet went all the way into the low 7's (height) for SV. It was amazing to see.
SV is normally very accomodating to newbies; that's how we started. Getting in some practice Friday after big air would be very helpful, but you can also start training for it on the ground. Attatch a favorite toy to a broom handle, painter's pole etc, and get Peanut jumping up and reaching out for a stationary toy. Getting that down will greatly help your transition to the dock.
Looking forward to meeting you guys next weekend!
BA PB: 25'9"
SV PB: 7'10"
SD SV World Record Holder (11 1/2 months old)
2010 & 2011 SD Top Dutch Shepherd
2010 Top SV dog
2010 & 2011 2nd place Extreme div.
2011 Super Vertical National Champion
Splash Dog Titles: SRD-B, PD-B, ED-S
Silver frequent flier (jumped 1/4 mile) 9/4/10
BA PB: 16'4"
2011 5th place Junior div.
Splash Dog Titles: JD, SRD
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