This post is about teaching a Tibetan Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching a Tibetan Terrier to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Tibetan Terrier many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Tibetan Terrier jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Tibetan Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Tibetan Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Tibetan Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo 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 Tibetan Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Tibetan Terrier is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tibetan Terriers.
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