This post is concerning teaching a Samoyed jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Samoyed to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Samoyed a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Samoyed jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Samoyed or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Samoyed Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can work on with your Samoyed. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.
Teach Your Samoyed Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Samoyeds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Samoyed is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Samoyeds.
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