This article is about teaching your Estrela Mountain Dog to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps suggested.
How to Teach the Estrela Mountain Dog to jump: Start with 4
You can teach the Estrela Mountain Dog a plethora of skills, drills, and exercises 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 Estrela Mountain Dog jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Estrela Mountain Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Estrela Mountain Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your Estrela Mountain Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teach a Estrela Mountain Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Estrela Mountain Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Estrela Mountain Dog is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Estrela Mountain Dogs.
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