This blog is concerning how to teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps suggested.
Teaching Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi jumping: Start with Four
You can teach the Cardigan Welsh Corgi many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Cardigan Welsh Corgi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Cardigan Welsh Corgi 8 Jumps
Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your drills that you can work on with your Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.
Teach the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Cardigan Welsh Corgis run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
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