This article is about teaching a Norwegian Lundehund to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Norwegian Lundehund to jump: Start with Four
You can teach your Norwegian Lundehund many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Norwegian Lundehund jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Norwegian Lundehund or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Norwegian Lundehund 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Norwegian Lundehund. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Norwegian Lundehunds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Norwegian Lundehund is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Norwegian Lundehunds.
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