Teaching Your Pomeranian Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pomeranian | Comments Off on Teaching Your Pomeranian Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Pomeranian to Jump for AgilityThis article is about teaching a Pomeranian to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Pomeranian jumping: Begin with 4

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

Teach the Pomeranian 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can try with your Pomeranian. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching the Pomeranian Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Pomeranians run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pomeranian is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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

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