This post is concerning teaching the Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund jumping: Start with Four
You can teach the Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching a Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Schweizerischer Niederlaufhunds.
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