This post is about how to teach the Chilean Fox Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach Your Chilean Fox Terrier to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach your Chilean Fox Terrier many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Chilean Fox Terrier jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Chilean Fox Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Chilean Fox Terrier 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your drills that you can try with your Chilean Fox Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching the Chilean Fox Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Chilean Fox Terriers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Chilean Fox Terrier is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Chilean Fox Terriers.
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