This article is about how to teach the Indian Pariah Dog to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least count of jumps suggested.
Teaching Your Indian Pariah Dog jumping: Start with 4
You can teach the Indian Pariah Dog a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Indian Pariah Dog jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Indian Pariah Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Indian Pariah Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can try with your Indian Pariah Dog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teaching a Indian Pariah Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Indian Pariah Dogs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Indian Pariah Dog is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Indian Pariah Dogs.
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