This blog is about teaching your Kuvasz to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Kuvasz to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach a Kuvasz a variety of 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 practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Kuvasz jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Kuvasz or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Kuvasz 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your drills that you can try with your Kuvasz. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity 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 setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach the Kuvasz Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Kuvaszs run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kuvasz is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kuvaszs.
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