When Dogs Fly
Oconee County (GA) Copyright 2011 D. Nelson
My friend's German Shorthaired Pointer Lady, this is her winning jump of 20 feet, which got her first place in the Senior finals of the Great American Dawg Jump sponsored by Dixie Dock Dogs.
Lady actually caught the bumper before both hit the water. It demonstrates the excellence (and importance) of the handler's throw. Lane and Lady use the chase method, where the handler throws the toy up and out, timed precisely so that the toy always travels slightly in front of the dog's nose, which makes the dog stretch for it in an effort to catch it and thus, increasing distance travelled.