This post is about teaching a Bakharwal Dog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Bakharwal Dog to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach the Bakharwal Dog many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Bakharwal Dog jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Bakharwal Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Bakharwal Dog Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can try with your Bakharwal Dog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach Your Bakharwal Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Bakharwal Dogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bakharwal Dog is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bakharwal Dogs.
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