Teaching the English White Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your English White Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach a English White Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching Your English White Terrier to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach a English White Terrier many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your English White Terrier jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your English White Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the English White Terrier Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can try with your English White Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teach Your English White Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several English White Terriers run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the English White Terrier is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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