Teaching Your Shiba Inu To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Shiba Inu | Comments Off on Teaching Your Shiba Inu To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Shiba Inu to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach your Shiba Inu jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach Your Shiba Inu jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach the Shiba Inu many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Shiba Inu jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Shiba Inu or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Shiba Inu Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can practice with your Shiba Inu. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also position 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 skills.

Teaching a Shiba Inu Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Shiba Inus run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Shiba Inu is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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