This blog is concerning how to teach a Fila Brasileiro jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach the Fila Brasileiro to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Fila Brasileiro many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 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 Fila Brasileiro jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Fila Brasileiro or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Fila Brasileiro Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can try with your Fila Brasileiro. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also setup 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 work on a variety of drills.
Teach a Fila Brasileiro Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Fila Brasileiros run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Fila Brasileiro is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Fila Brasileiros.
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