Teaching the Pumi Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Pumi to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching the Pumi jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching Your Pumi to jump: Start with Four

You can teach your Pumi many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pumi jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Pumi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Pumi Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Pumi. Your jump grids can be of suggested 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 perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teach the Pumi Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Pumis run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pumi is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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