This post is about how to teach the Austrian Pinscher jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Austrian Pinscher to jump: Start with Four
You can teach a Austrian Pinscher many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Austrian Pinscher jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Austrian Pinscher or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Austrian Pinscher 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Austrian Pinscher. 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 perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teaching a Austrian Pinscher Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Austrian Pinschers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Austrian Pinscher is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Austrian Pinschers.
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