This blog is concerning teaching a East-European Shepherd to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching the East-European Shepherd to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach a East-European Shepherd many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your East-European Shepherd jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your East-European Shepherd or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the East-European Shepherd Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can practice with your East-European Shepherd. Your jump grids can be of suggested 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 allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching Your East-European Shepherd Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several East-European Shepherds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the East-European Shepherd is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about East-European Shepherds.
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