Teaching a Boerboel Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Boerboel to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Boerboel to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Boerboel jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Boerboel many exercises, skills, and drills 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 work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Boerboel jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Boerboel or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Boerboel 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can try with your Boerboel. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach the Boerboel Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Boerboels run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Boerboel is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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