This article is about teaching your Japanese Chin to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps suggested.
Teaching the Japanese Chin jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a Japanese Chin a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Japanese Chin jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Japanese Chin or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Japanese Chin 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Japanese Chin. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching a Japanese Chin Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Japanese Chins run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Japanese Chin is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Japanese Chins.
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