This post is about how to teach the Rottweiler jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Rottweiler jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Rottweiler a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with four 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 practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Rottweiler jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Rottweiler or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Rottweiler Eight Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can work on with your Rottweiler. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach Your Rottweiler Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Rottweilers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Rottweiler is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Rottweilers.
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