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Teaching Your Japanese Terrier To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Japanese Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is about teaching your Japanese Terrier jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Japanese Terrier jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Japanese Terrier many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to 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 Japanese Terrier jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Japanese Terrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Japanese Terrier Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Japanese Terrier. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach Your Japanese Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Japanese Terriers run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Japanese Terrier is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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