This post is about how to teach the Volpino Italiano to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Volpino Italiano jumping: Start with 4
You can teach your Volpino Italiano many exercises, skills, and drills with four 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 practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Volpino Italiano jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Volpino Italiano or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Volpino Italiano 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Volpino Italiano. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.
Teach Your Volpino Italiano Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Volpino Italianos run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Volpino Italiano is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Volpino Italianos.
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