Up and jump are actually two different tricks, but because of their similarity, we can consider them together. Many dogs already know this almost by themselves, without any particular teaching, but when it comes to teaching tricks, it doesn’t hurt to at least repeat them so we can rely on them later.
👉 Up: Pick up a small stool, chair, anything that is not too high for the dog that she can comfortably fit on. Using a reward snack, try to get her to hop on this object. If she puts two of her front legs on it, praise and reward her, then try to get her to continue. If she puts both front legs and hind legs as well on it, or jumps straight up, praise and reward before she jumps off. Repeat this, then attach a command word, “up”.
👉 Jump: For this, you can also use another suitable tool (e.g. two chairs and a broom handle) to make a low (!) jump barrier (first only at a height she can actually step over, and later you can raise it a bit). Guide / call the dog over the barrier with a treat. If she already understands the task, add the command word, “jump”.
👉 Be sure to avoid slippery surfaces during the exercises to avoid injuries.
👉 Do not place the obstacle too high so that you don’t cause the dog unnecessary stress.
👉 Do not teach a puppy or an old dog to do these tasks, or only at a height that they can step over.
👉 It helps if you use a clicker to confirm even smaller steps quickly and accurately.
👉 Practice from different directions, commanding with both hands, standing on both sides, called from the front, sent forward, etc.