Teaching Your American Hairless Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your American Hairless Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching a American Hairless Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach a American Hairless Terrier jumping: Begin with 4

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

Teach the American Hairless Terrier 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can work on with your American Hairless Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could also position your 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 work on a variety of skills.

Teaching a American Hairless Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many American Hairless Terriers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the American Hairless Terrier is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about American Hairless Terriers.

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