This post is about teaching your Bohemian Shepherd jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach the Bohemian Shepherd jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your Bohemian Shepherd many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Bohemian Shepherd jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Bohemian Shepherd or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Bohemian Shepherd 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can work on with your Bohemian Shepherd. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach the Bohemian Shepherd Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 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 practice. We’ve seen many Bohemian Shepherds run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Bohemian Shepherd is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bohemian Shepherds.
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