Teaching a Parson Russell Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Parson Russell Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching the Parson Russell Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.

Teaching a Parson Russell Terrier jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Parson Russell Terrier a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Parson Russell Terrier jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Parson Russell Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Parson Russell Terrier 8 Jumps

Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can try with your Parson Russell Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.

Teach the Parson Russell Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Parson Russell Terriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Parson Russell Terrier is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Parson Russell Terriers.

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