Teach the Norfolk Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Norfolk Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching the Norfolk Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach a Norfolk Terrier jumping: Start with Four

You can teach the Norfolk Terrier a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Norfolk Terrier jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Norfolk Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Norfolk Terrier Eight Jumps

Take the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can try with your Norfolk Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could also 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 train a variety of skills.

Teaching Your Norfolk Terrier 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 valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Norfolk Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Norfolk Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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