Teach the Koolie To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Koolie, Pets | Comments Off on Teach the Koolie To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Koolie to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about teaching a Koolie jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Koolie to jump: Begin with Four

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

Teach a Koolie Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Koolie. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach Your Koolie Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Koolies run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Koolie is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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