This post is concerning how to teach a Seppala Siberian Sleddog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps suggested.
Teaching Your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Seppala Siberian Sleddog a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Seppala Siberian Sleddog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Seppala Siberian Sleddog 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can practice with your Seppala Siberian Sleddog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.
Teach the Seppala Siberian Sleddog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Seppala Siberian Sleddogs run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Seppala Siberian Sleddog is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Seppala Siberian Sleddogs.
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