Teaching the German Pinscher Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your German Pinscher to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach a German Pinscher jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching a German Pinscher to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach the German Pinscher many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your German Pinscher jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your German Pinscher or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a German Pinscher Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can try with your German Pinscher. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.

Teaching Your German Pinscher Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen several German Pinschers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the German Pinscher is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about German Pinschers.

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