This post is about teaching the Airedale Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps suggested.
Teaching Your Airedale Terrier jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach your Airedale Terrier many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Airedale Terrier jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Airedale Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Airedale Terrier Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Airedale Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching the Airedale Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 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 many Airedale Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Airedale Terrier is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Airedale Terriers.
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