Teaching Your Laekenois Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Laekenois, Pets | Comments Off on Teaching Your Laekenois Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Laekenois to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach the Laekenois jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching the Laekenois jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach a Laekenois a number of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 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 work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Laekenois jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Laekenois or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Laekenois 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Laekenois. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach a Laekenois Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Laekenoiss run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Laekenois is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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