Teach a Pekingese To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pekingese, Pets | Comments Off on Teach a Pekingese To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Pekingese to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Pekingese to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

Teaching Your Pekingese jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach a Pekingese a number of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to 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 Pekingese jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Pekingese or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Pekingese Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can practice with your Pekingese. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching the Pekingese Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two 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 many Pekingeses run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pekingese is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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