Teach a Bull Terrier To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Bull Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Teach a Bull Terrier To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Bull Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching the Bull Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach a Bull Terrier to jump: Start with Four

You can teach a Bull Terrier many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Bull Terrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Bull Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Bull Terrier Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Bull Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching Your Bull Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Bull Terriers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Bull Terrier is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bull Terriers.

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