This blog is concerning how to teach your Jagdterrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach a Jagdterrier jumping: Start with Four
You can teach the Jagdterrier many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Jagdterrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Jagdterrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Jagdterrier Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Jagdterrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching Your Jagdterrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Jagdterriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Jagdterrier is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Jagdterriers.
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