This blog is about teaching the Tweed Water Spaniel jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps recommended.
How to Teach a Tweed Water Spaniel to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Tweed Water Spaniel a number of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work 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 Tweed Water Spaniel jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Tweed Water Spaniel or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Tweed Water Spaniel Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and get 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 Tweed Water Spaniel. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 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 many Tweed Water Spaniels run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Tweed Water Spaniel is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tweed Water Spaniels.
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