This article is concerning how to teach a Bucovina Shepherd Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum number of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching a Bucovina Shepherd Dog jumping: Start with 4
You can teach your Bucovina Shepherd Dog many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Bucovina Shepherd Dog jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Bucovina Shepherd Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Bucovina Shepherd Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your drills that you can try with your Bucovina Shepherd Dog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching the Bucovina Shepherd Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Bucovina Shepherd Dogs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Bucovina Shepherd Dog is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bucovina Shepherd Dogs.
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