This post is concerning how to teach your Pembroke Welsh Corgi to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Pembroke Welsh Corgi to jump: Start with 4
You can teach the Pembroke Welsh Corgi a plethora of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pembroke Welsh Corgi jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Pembroke Welsh Corgi or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two 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 many Pembroke Welsh Corgis run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
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