This blog is concerning teaching your Shiloh Shepherd Dog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least count of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching Your Shiloh Shepherd Dog to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach your Shiloh Shepherd Dog many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to 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 Shiloh Shepherd Dog jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Shiloh Shepherd Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can work on with your Shiloh Shepherd Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach Your Shiloh Shepherd Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Shiloh Shepherd Dogs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Shiloh Shepherd Dog is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Shiloh Shepherd Dogs.
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