This post is about teaching the Russo-European Laika jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching a Russo-European Laika jumping: Start with Four
You can teach a Russo-European Laika many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop 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 Russo-European Laika jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Russo-European Laika or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Russo-European Laika Eight Jumps
Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your exercises that you can practice with your Russo-European Laika. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teach a Russo-European Laika Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Russo-European Laikas run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Russo-European Laika is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Russo-European Laikas.
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