This post is concerning teaching a Hawaiian Poi Dog to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Hawaiian Poi Dog to jump: Start with Four
You can teach the Hawaiian Poi Dog a variety 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 practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Hawaiian Poi Dog jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Hawaiian Poi Dog or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Hawaiian Poi Dog 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Hawaiian Poi Dog. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching the Hawaiian Poi Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Hawaiian Poi Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Hawaiian Poi Dog is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Hawaiian Poi Dogs.
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