This post is about how to teach the Korean Jindo Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach a Korean Jindo Dog to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach a Korean Jindo Dog a plethora of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Korean Jindo Dog jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Korean Jindo Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Korean Jindo Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can try with your Korean Jindo Dog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity 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 setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching Your Korean Jindo Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Korean Jindo Dogs run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Korean Jindo Dog is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Korean Jindo Dogs.
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