Teaching Your Weimaraner To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Weimaraner to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning teaching your Weimaraner jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

How to Teach Your Weimaraner jumping: Start with Four

You can teach your Weimaraner many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work 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 Weimaraner jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Weimaraner or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Weimaraner 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Weimaraner. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching the Weimaraner Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 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 practice. We’ve seen several Weimaraners run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Weimaraner is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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

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