This blog is about how to teach your Alaskan Klee Kai jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Alaskan Klee Kai jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Alaskan Klee Kai a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Alaskan Klee Kai jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Alaskan Klee Kai or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Alaskan Klee Kai Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Alaskan Klee Kai. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teaching a Alaskan Klee Kai Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Alaskan Klee Kais run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Alaskan Klee Kai is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Alaskan Klee Kais.
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