This article is concerning teaching a Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching Your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach a Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog a plethora of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog Eight Jumps
Take the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can practice with your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach Your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs.
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