This blog is concerning teaching the Carpathian Shepherd Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.
Teaching a Carpathian Shepherd Dog jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a Carpathian Shepherd Dog a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Carpathian Shepherd Dog jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Carpathian Shepherd Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Carpathian Shepherd Dog 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Carpathian Shepherd Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your 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 drills.
Teach a Carpathian Shepherd Dog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Carpathian Shepherd Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Carpathian Shepherd Dog is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Carpathian Shepherd Dogs.
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