This blog is about teaching a Caucasian Shepherd Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps recommended.
Teaching Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach your Caucasian Shepherd Dog a number of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Caucasian Shepherd Dog jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Caucasian Shepherd Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog 8 Jumps
Take the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased your drills that you can try with your Caucasian Shepherd Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching a Caucasian Shepherd Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Caucasian Shepherd Dogs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Caucasian Shepherd Dogs.
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