This post is about how to teach the Lowchen jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Lowchen jumping: Start with 4
You can teach the Lowchen a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Lowchen jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Lowchen or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Lowchen Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can try with your Lowchen. 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 circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach the Lowchen Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo 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 many Lowchens run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Lowchen is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Lowchens.
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