This article is concerning teaching the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier a number of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Teddy Roosevelt Terrier 8 Jumps
Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Teddy Roosevelt Terriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Teddy Roosevelt Terriers.
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