This blog is about teaching a Dogo Cubano to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching the Dogo Cubano to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Dogo Cubano many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Dogo Cubano jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Dogo Cubano or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Dogo Cubano Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can practice with your Dogo Cubano. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Dogo Cubano Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Dogo Cubanos run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Dogo Cubano is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dogo Cubanos.
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