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Teach the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever to Jump for AgilityThis article is about teaching your Chesapeake Bay Retriever to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach the Chesapeake Bay Retriever many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Chesapeake Bay Retriever jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Chesapeake Bay Retriever or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo 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 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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