This article is concerning how to teach the Moscow Water Dog jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching a Moscow Water Dog jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your Moscow Water Dog many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Moscow Water Dog jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Moscow Water Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Moscow Water Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can try with your Moscow Water Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even setup your 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 train a variety of drills.
Teach the Moscow Water Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Moscow Water Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Moscow Water Dog is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Moscow Water Dogs.
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