Teach Your Kangal Dog To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Kangal Dog to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching your Kangal Dog jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach a Kangal Dog jumping: Start with 4

You can teach the Kangal Dog many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you 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 Kangal Dog jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Kangal Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Kangal Dog Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can practice with your Kangal Dog. 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 normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teach the Kangal Dog Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Kangal Dogs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Kangal Dog is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kangal Dogs.

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