This article is about how to teach a Norrbottenspets jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps recommended.
How to Teach the Norrbottenspets jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach your Norrbottenspets a variety of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Norrbottenspets jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Norrbottenspets or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Norrbottenspets 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Norrbottenspets. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even 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 train a variety of skills.
Teach Your Norrbottenspets Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Norrbottenspetss run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Norrbottenspets is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Norrbottenspetss.
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