Teach a Shar Pei To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Shar Pei | Comments Off on Teach a Shar Pei To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Shar Pei to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach the Shar Pei jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps recommended.

How to Teach a Shar Pei jumping: Start with 4

You can teach a Shar Pei many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Shar Pei jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Shar Pei or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Shar Pei 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Shar Pei. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Shar Pei Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Shar Peis run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Shar Pei is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Shar Peis.

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