This article is about how to teach a Australian Silky Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Australian Silky Terrier jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Australian Silky Terrier a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Australian Silky Terrier jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Australian Silky Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Australian Silky Terrier 8 Jumps
Take the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased your exercises that you can work on with your Australian Silky Terrier. 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 normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching Your Australian Silky Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Australian Silky Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Australian Silky Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Australian Silky Terriers.
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