This blog is concerning how to teach a Pyrenean Mastiff to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching a Pyrenean Mastiff to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach the Pyrenean Mastiff a number of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pyrenean Mastiff jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Pyrenean Mastiff or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Pyrenean Mastiff 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Pyrenean Mastiff. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teach Your Pyrenean Mastiff Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Pyrenean Mastiffs run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Pyrenean Mastiff is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pyrenean Mastiffs.
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