This blog is about how to teach your Peruvian Hairless Dog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Peruvian Hairless Dog jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Peruvian Hairless Dog many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Peruvian Hairless Dog jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Peruvian Hairless Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Peruvian Hairless Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can work on with your Peruvian Hairless Dog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching a Peruvian Hairless Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Peruvian Hairless Dogs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Peruvian Hairless Dog is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Peruvian Hairless Dogs.
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