Teaching a Molossus To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Molossus to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Molossus jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach the Molossus jumping: Start with Four

You can teach a Molossus many drills, skills, and exercises 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 practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Molossus jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Molossus or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Molossus Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can try with your Molossus. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Molossus Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Molossuss run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Molossus is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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