This post is about teaching your Dogo Argentino jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach a Dogo Argentino to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Dogo Argentino many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Dogo Argentino jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Dogo Argentino or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Dogo Argentino 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Dogo Argentino. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach the Dogo Argentino Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Dogo Argentinos run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Dogo Argentino is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dogo Argentinos.
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