This blog is about how to teach the Russian Toy jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach Your Russian Toy to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach a Russian Toy a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Russian Toy jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Russian Toy or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Russian Toy 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Russian Toy. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Russian Toy Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Russian Toys run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Russian Toy is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Russian Toys.
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