Teach Your Kumaon Mastiff Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Kumaon Mastiff to Jump for AgilityThis post is about how to teach the Kumaon Mastiff to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

How to Teach the Kumaon Mastiff to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach your Kumaon Mastiff many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Kumaon Mastiff jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Kumaon Mastiff or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Kumaon Mastiff Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Kumaon Mastiff. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can 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 develop a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Kumaon Mastiff Double and Triple Jumps

Your 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 really helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Kumaon Mastiffs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kumaon Mastiff is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kumaon Mastiffs.

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