Teaching the Bullmastiff Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Bullmastiff to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach a Bullmastiff jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of 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 quantity of jumps that we recommend.

Teaching the Bullmastiff to jump: Start with 4

You can teach your Bullmastiff a variety of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work 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 Bullmastiff jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Bullmastiff or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Bullmastiff Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Bullmastiff. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching Your Bullmastiff Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration 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 especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Bullmastiffs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bullmastiff is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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