This blog is concerning how to teach the Lagotto Romagnolo jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach the Lagotto Romagnolo to jump: Start with Four
You can teach your Lagotto Romagnolo many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop 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 Lagotto Romagnolo jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Lagotto Romagnolo or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Lagotto Romagnolo. 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 setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach a Lagotto Romagnolo Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Lagotto Romagnolos run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Lagotto Romagnolo is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Lagotto Romagnolos.
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