Teaching Your Aidi To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Aidi to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching the Aidi to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Aidi jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Aidi 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 setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Aidi jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Aidi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Aidi Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Aidi. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even 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 develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Aidi Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Aidis run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Aidi is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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