This blog is concerning teaching the Polish Tatra Sheepdog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.
How to Teach Your Polish Tatra Sheepdog jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a Polish Tatra Sheepdog many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Polish Tatra Sheepdog jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Polish Tatra Sheepdog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Polish Tatra Sheepdog Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Polish Tatra Sheepdog. Your jump grids can be of typical 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 perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching Your Polish Tatra Sheepdog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Polish Tatra Sheepdogs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Polish Tatra Sheepdog is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Polish Tatra Sheepdogs.
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