This blog is about how to teach your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog jumping 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 place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach a Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog a plethora of skills, drills, 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 Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs.
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