Teach the Sealyham Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Sealyham Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning teaching your Sealyham Terrier 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 suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach Your Sealyham Terrier jumping: Start with Four

You can teach the Sealyham Terrier many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Sealyham Terrier jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Sealyham Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Sealyham Terrier Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can work on with your Sealyham Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Sealyham Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Sealyham Terriers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Sealyham Terrier is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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

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