This blog is concerning how to teach the Moscow Watchdog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Moscow Watchdog jumping: Start with Four
You can teach the Moscow Watchdog a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Moscow Watchdog jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Moscow Watchdog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Moscow Watchdog Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your Moscow Watchdog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching Your Moscow Watchdog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 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 Moscow Watchdogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Moscow Watchdog is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Moscow Watchdogs.
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