Teaching Your Old English Terrier Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Old English Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is about teaching a Old English Terrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach Your Old English Terrier jumping: Start with Four

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

Teach a Old English Terrier Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Old English Terrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested 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 enables you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching the Old English Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Old English Terriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Old English Terrier is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old English Terriers.

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