This blog is concerning how to teach your Toy Bulldog to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching the Toy Bulldog jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Toy Bulldog a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work 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 Toy Bulldog jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Toy Bulldog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Toy Bulldog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Toy Bulldog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also 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 drills.
Teaching Your Toy Bulldog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 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 several Toy Bulldogs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Toy Bulldog is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Toy Bulldogs.
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