This post is concerning teaching a Boxer jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least number of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach a Boxer jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Boxer many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Boxer jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Boxer or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Boxer Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your Boxer. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your 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 work on a variety of drills.
Teaching the Boxer Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Boxers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Boxer is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Boxers.
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