This blog is about how to teach a Artois Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest quantity of jumps suggested.
How to Teach Your Artois Hound to jump: Start with Four
You can teach the Artois Hound a plethora of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Artois Hound jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Artois Hound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Artois Hound Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Artois Hound. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching Your Artois Hound Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Artois Hounds run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Artois Hound is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Artois Hounds.
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