If you've seen our dinner & a cookie video, you know Oreo can jump high. I've tried putting it on cue, with fancy clicker "capturing", to no avail. Oreo's jumping was purely spontaneous.
I saw Ricky doing his rebound trick, where he bounces off his mom's leg. I began teaching Oreo that trick, and Oreo started just jumping up and down.
Add a cue word, "joy", and finally, I have a dog who will jump for joy on command. Yea!
He was even performing this trick before our agility run thrus. I was shocked he was leaping & twisting for joy in public.
Here a video of Oreo jumping for joy (on cue) and some leg rebounds. He's much better at the jump for joy, since he pretty much taught himself that trick. The freeze frames are intentional.
Misty now thinks jumping on me is a trick. Great. Good thing she's not a big dog. My dogs have never been "jump on people" dogs, otherwise I probably wouldn't be teaching these tricks!
Jump/spin around is now Oreo's default trick (replaces his cross paws). He loves it.