This blog is about teaching a Black And Tan Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach the Black And Tan Terrier jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Black And Tan Terrier a number of skills, drills, 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 Black And Tan Terrier jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Black And Tan Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Black And Tan Terrier Eight Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can try with your Black And Tan Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach a Black And Tan Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Black And Tan Terriers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Black And Tan Terrier is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Terriers.
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