This blog is concerning how to teach a Appenzeller Sennenhund jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Appenzeller Sennenhund to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Appenzeller Sennenhund many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Appenzeller Sennenhund jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Appenzeller Sennenhund or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Appenzeller Sennenhund. 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 pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.
Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Appenzeller Sennenhunds run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Appenzeller Sennenhund is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Appenzeller Sennenhunds.
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