Teaching Your Komondor To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Komondor to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning teaching the Komondor to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach the Komondor jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Komondor many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Komondor jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Komondor or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Komondor 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can practice with your Komondor. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Komondor Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Komondors run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Komondor is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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