This post is about teaching a Danish Swedish Farmdog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.
How to Teach the Danish Swedish Farmdog jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog a number of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Danish Swedish Farmdog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Danish Swedish Farmdog Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can try with your Danish Swedish Farmdog. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach a Danish Swedish Farmdog Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single 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 several Danish Swedish Farmdogs run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Danish Swedish Farmdog is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Danish Swedish Farmdogs.
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