Teaching Your Boston Terrier Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Boston Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Boston Terrier jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps recommended.

Teaching Your Boston Terrier jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach the Boston Terrier many exercises, skills, and drills with four 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 Boston Terrier jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Boston Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Boston Terrier Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can try with your Boston Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested 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 circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach the Boston Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Boston Terriers run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Boston Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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