This article is about teaching the Tornjak jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps suggested.
How to Teach a Tornjak to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach your Tornjak many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Tornjak jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Tornjak or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Tornjak 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can work on with your Tornjak. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching a Tornjak Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Tornjaks run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Tornjak is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tornjaks.
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