This post is about how to teach the French Bulldog jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.
Teaching a French Bulldog jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your French Bulldog a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work 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 French Bulldog jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your French Bulldog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your French Bulldog 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your French Bulldog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the French Bulldog Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several French Bulldogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the French Bulldog is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about French Bulldogs.
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