Teaching Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach a Glen Of Imaal Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach a Glen Of Imaal Terrier jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Glen Of Imaal Terrier many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to 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 Glen Of Imaal Terrier jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Glen Of Imaal Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Glen Of Imaal Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup your 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 work on a variety of drills.

Teaching the Glen Of Imaal Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Glen Of Imaal Terriers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Glen Of Imaal Terrier is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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