Teaching the Miniature Schnauzer Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Miniature Schnauzer to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach your Miniature Schnauzer jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach a Miniature Schnauzer to jump: Start with Four

You can teach the Miniature Schnauzer a variety of skills, drills, and exercises 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 Miniature Schnauzer jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Miniature Schnauzer or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Miniature Schnauzer Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can work on with your Miniature Schnauzer. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Miniature Schnauzer Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or 3 solo 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 many Miniature Schnauzers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Miniature Schnauzer is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Miniature Schnauzers.

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