Teaching the Tamaskan Dog Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Tamaskan Dog to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach the Tamaskan Dog jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching a Tamaskan Dog jumping: Start with 4

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

Teach the Tamaskan Dog 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can work on with your Tamaskan Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Tamaskan Dog Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Tamaskan Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Tamaskan Dog is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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