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Teach Your Great Pyrenees Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Great Pyrenees to Jump for AgilityThis article is about teaching your Great Pyrenees jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum count of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Great Pyrenees jumping: Start with Four

You can teach a Great Pyrenees many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 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 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Great Pyrenees jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Great Pyrenees or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Great Pyrenees Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Great Pyrenees. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Great Pyrenees Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Great Pyreneess run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Great Pyrenees is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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