Teaching the Bichon Frise To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Bichon Frise to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach a Bichon Frise to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching a Bichon Frise to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach a Bichon Frise many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to 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 Bichon Frise jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Bichon Frise 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 Bichon Frise Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Bichon Frise. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the 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 train a variety of drills.

Teach Your Bichon Frise Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Bichon Frises run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bichon Frise is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bichon Frises.

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