This blog is concerning how to teach a Welsh Terrier jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Welsh Terrier to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach a Welsh Terrier many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Welsh Terrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Welsh Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Welsh Terrier Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can work on with your Welsh Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also position your 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 develop a variety of skills.
Teaching Your Welsh Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Welsh Terriers run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Welsh Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Welsh Terriers.
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