Teach a Sporting Lucas Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Sporting Lucas Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach your Sporting Lucas Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

How to Teach the Sporting Lucas Terrier to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach a Sporting Lucas Terrier many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you 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 Sporting Lucas Terrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Sporting Lucas Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Sporting Lucas Terrier 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Sporting Lucas Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity 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 pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.

Teach a Sporting Lucas Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Sporting Lucas Terriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Sporting Lucas Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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