Teaching a Norwegian Buhund Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Norwegian Buhund to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Norwegian Buhund jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

How to Teach a Norwegian Buhund to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach a Norwegian Buhund many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Norwegian Buhund jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Norwegian Buhund or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Norwegian Buhund Eight Jumps

Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Norwegian Buhund. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach a Norwegian Buhund Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Norwegian Buhunds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Norwegian Buhund is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Norwegian Buhunds.

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