This blog is concerning how to teach the Canadian Eskimo Dog to jump 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. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.
Teaching the Canadian Eskimo Dog to jump: Start with Four
You can teach the Canadian Eskimo Dog a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Canadian Eskimo Dog jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Canadian Eskimo Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Canadian Eskimo Dog Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Canadian Eskimo Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended 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 circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching a Canadian Eskimo Dog 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 really helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Canadian Eskimo Dogs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Canadian Eskimo Dog is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Canadian Eskimo Dogs.
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