Teaching Your Lhasa Apso Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Lhasa Apso to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach the Lhasa Apso jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching a Lhasa Apso to jump: Start with 4

You can teach a Lhasa Apso many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Lhasa Apso jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Lhasa Apso or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Lhasa Apso 8 Jumps

Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Lhasa Apso. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position your 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 train a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Lhasa Apso Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Lhasa Apsos run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Lhasa Apso is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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