Teaching the Small Munsterlander Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Small Munsterlander to Jump for AgilityThis post is about teaching your Small Munsterlander jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many 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 least number of jumps suggested.

How to Teach Your Small Munsterlander jumping: Start with Four

You can teach your Small Munsterlander many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Small Munsterlander jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Small Munsterlander or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Small Munsterlander 8 Jumps

Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Small Munsterlander. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number 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 setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teach Your Small Munsterlander Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Small Munsterlanders run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Small Munsterlander is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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