This post is about teaching the Toy Fox Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach the Toy Fox Terrier to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Toy Fox Terrier a number of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Toy Fox Terrier jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Toy Fox Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Toy Fox Terrier Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can try with your Toy Fox Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach the Toy Fox Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Toy Fox Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Toy Fox Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Toy Fox Terriers.
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