This post is concerning teaching the Brazilian Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Brazilian Terrier jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Brazilian Terrier many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Brazilian Terrier jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Brazilian Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Brazilian Terrier Eight Jumps
Take the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of exercises that you can try with your Brazilian Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching the Brazilian Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Brazilian Terriers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Brazilian Terrier is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Brazilian Terriers.
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