This blog is about teaching a American Pit Bull Terrier to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.
Teaching a American Pit Bull Terrier jumping: Start with Four
You can teach a American Pit Bull Terrier a plethora of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your American Pit Bull Terrier jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your American Pit Bull Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the American Pit Bull Terrier Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your American Pit Bull Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching the American Pit Bull Terrier Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several American Pit Bull Terriers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the American Pit Bull Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about American Pit Bull Terriers.
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