Teach Your Miniature Pinscher Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Miniature Pinscher, Pets | Comments Off on Teach Your Miniature Pinscher Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Miniature Pinscher to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching the Miniature Pinscher to jump 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. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Miniature Pinscher jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach your Miniature Pinscher 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 practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Miniature Pinscher jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Miniature Pinscher or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Miniature Pinscher 8 Jumps

Take the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Miniature Pinscher. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can 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 train a variety of drills.

Teaching the Miniature Pinscher Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Miniature Pinschers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Miniature Pinscher is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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