This post is concerning how to teach the Staffordshire Bull Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps recommended.
Teaching the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier a variety of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Staffordshire Bull Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can try with your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teach a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Staffordshire Bull Terriers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
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