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THE JUMP IS THE MOST FREQUENT OBSTACLE ON THE AGILITY COURSE, THAT IS WHY IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR THE DOG TO MASTER ALL ASPECTS OF JUMPING
Dogs are natural jumpers…
…however, jumping 20 obstacles at full speed is a different story.
In order for a dog to complete a course of all 20+ obstacles, he needs to be properly trained. The Jump is the most frequent obstacle in agility.
Small details are important and they need to be paid a lot of attention.
We must give our dog an opportunity to learn how to jump and prepare their body and muscles for the jumping challenges. With right exercises we can develop good muscle memory on how to properly jump and how too quickly find solutions in different situations.
is a specific training in which we set up the order of jumps.
With it we help a dog to develop better psycho-physical skills. It helps dogs to develop faster footwork, get better flexibility and strength in their neck, shoulder and back area. They also learn to see distances, which is the basic information for when they need to adjust their stride in order to take off from the right spot.
Jumping gymnastics teaches dogs muscle memory,
that helps them jump the right way.
Jumping gymnastics gives you a chance to listen to what your dog is telling you:
– which parts of jumping are easy for him, – which parts of jumping they struggle with
Your job is to recognise their strong and weak areas and help them learn and understand how to use their body in jumping in full speed.
Each dog is different and has to be considered individually.
Every dog has the potential to become successful jumper.
Running the course requires from a dog to shift weight, collect, extend, bend over the jump, turn tight, stop.
The dog must learn to combine these skills to successfully perform every jump.
You should never stop striving for improvement.
Only with repetitions and proper training we can achieve the perfect jumping skills. Never forget that everything takes time and practise.