This blog is about how to teach a Mexican Hairless Dog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.
How to Teach the Mexican Hairless Dog jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach your Mexican Hairless Dog a variety of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Mexican Hairless Dog jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Mexican Hairless Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Mexican Hairless Dog Eight Jumps
Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your Mexican Hairless Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach Your Mexican Hairless Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Mexican Hairless Dogs run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Mexican Hairless Dog is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mexican Hairless Dogs.
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