Teaching Your Large Munsterlander Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Large Munsterlander to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach the Large Munsterlander to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Large Munsterlander jumping: Start with 4

You can teach the Large Munsterlander many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Large Munsterlander jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Large Munsterlander or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Large Munsterlander 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Large Munsterlander. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also position the 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 develop a variety of skills.

Teach the Large Munsterlander 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, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Large Munsterlanders run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Large Munsterlander is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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