Teaching a Cesky Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Cesky Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Cesky Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching the Cesky Terrier jumping: Start with Four

You can teach a Cesky Terrier a number of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Cesky Terrier jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Cesky Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Cesky Terrier 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Cesky Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach the Cesky Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Cesky Terriers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Cesky Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cesky Terriers.

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