This blog is about how to teach a Miniature Shar Pei to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Miniature Shar Pei jumping: Start with Four
You can teach a Miniature Shar Pei a plethora of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Miniature Shar Pei jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Miniature Shar Pei or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Miniature Shar Pei 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can work on with your Miniature Shar Pei. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach a Miniature Shar Pei Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Miniature Shar Peis run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Miniature Shar Pei is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Miniature Shar Peis.
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