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Teaching a Wire Fox Terrier To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning teaching the Wire Fox Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to jump: Start with 4

You can teach your Wire Fox Terrier a variety of exercises, drills, and skills 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 Wire Fox Terrier jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Wire Fox Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can try with your Wire Fox Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching a Wire Fox Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three solo 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 Wire Fox Terriers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Wire Fox Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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