Teach the Dalmatian Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dalmatian, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Teach the Dalmatian Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Dalmatian to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach your Dalmatian jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach a Dalmatian jumping: Start with Four

You can teach the Dalmatian many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Dalmatian jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Dalmatian or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Dalmatian 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your Dalmatian. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Dalmatian Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Dalmatians run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Dalmatian is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dalmatians.

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