This post is concerning how to teach your Rafeiro Do Alentejo jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Rafeiro Do Alentejo jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach the Rafeiro Do Alentejo many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you 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 Rafeiro Do Alentejo jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Rafeiro Do Alentejo or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Rafeiro Do Alentejo Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Rafeiro Do Alentejo. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching Your Rafeiro Do Alentejo Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Rafeiro Do Alentejos run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Rafeiro Do Alentejo is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Rafeiro Do Alentejos.
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