This article is concerning teaching the Tibetan Mastiff to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach a Tibetan Mastiff jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach the Tibetan Mastiff a number of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Tibetan Mastiff jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Tibetan Mastiff or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Tibetan Mastiff 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Tibetan Mastiff. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teach the Tibetan Mastiff Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Tibetan Mastiffs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Tibetan Mastiff is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tibetan Mastiffs.
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