Teaching a Coton De Tulear To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Coton De Tulear to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach your Coton De Tulear jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.

Teaching the Coton De Tulear to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach the Coton De Tulear a plethora of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Coton De Tulear jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Coton De Tulear or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Coton De Tulear 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can try with your Coton De Tulear. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach a Coton De Tulear Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 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 Coton De Tulears run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Coton De Tulear is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Coton De Tulears.

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