Teach a Cane Corso To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Cane Corso to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Cane Corso jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.

Teaching the Cane Corso jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach the Cane Corso a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Cane Corso jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Cane Corso or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Cane Corso Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can practice with your Cane Corso. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even position the 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 drills.

Teaching Your Cane Corso Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Cane Corsos run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Cane Corso is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cane Corsos.

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