This blog is concerning teaching a Mudi jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Mudi to jump: Start with Four
You can teach your Mudi many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Mudi jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Mudi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Mudi Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Mudi. 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 normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching the Mudi Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Mudis run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Mudi is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mudis.
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