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Teaching Your Jack Russell Terrier Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach your Jack Russell Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Jack Russell Terrier jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach the Jack Russell Terrier a plethora of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Jack Russell Terrier jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Jack Russell Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Jack Russell Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching the Jack Russell Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Jack Russell Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Jack Russell Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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