Teaching a Toy Trawler Spaniel To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Toy Trawler Spaniel to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching your Toy Trawler Spaniel to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach the Toy Trawler Spaniel jumping: Start with 4

You can teach a Toy Trawler Spaniel many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Toy Trawler Spaniel jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Toy Trawler Spaniel or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Toy Trawler Spaniel Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Toy Trawler Spaniel. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach Your Toy Trawler Spaniel Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 single 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 Toy Trawler Spaniels run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Toy Trawler Spaniel is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Toy Trawler Spaniels.

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