This article is concerning how to teach the Schweizer Laufhund to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach Your Schweizer Laufhund jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach the Schweizer Laufhund a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you 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 Schweizer Laufhund jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Schweizer Laufhund or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Schweizer Laufhund Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Schweizer Laufhund. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number 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 pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach Your Schweizer Laufhund Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Schweizer Laufhunds run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Schweizer Laufhund is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Schweizer Laufhunds.
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