Teaching a Affenpinscher Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Affenpinscher to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach a Affenpinscher to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps recommended.

How to Teach a Affenpinscher jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach your Affenpinscher a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work 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 Affenpinscher jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Affenpinscher or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Affenpinscher Eight Jumps

Take the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased your exercises that you can try with your Affenpinscher. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Affenpinscher Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Affenpinschers run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Affenpinscher is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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