Teaching Your Kishu To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kishu, Pets | Comments Off on Teaching Your Kishu To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Kishu to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about teaching a Kishu jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Kishu jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Kishu a variety of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to 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 Kishu jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Kishu or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Kishu 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Kishu. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teach the Kishu Double and Triple Jumps

The 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 work on. We’ve seen several Kishus run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Kishu is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kishus.

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