This post is about how to teach the Austrian Black And Tan Hound to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Austrian Black And Tan Hound a variety of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Austrian Black And Tan Hound jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Austrian Black And Tan Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Austrian Black And Tan Hound 8 Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Austrian Black And Tan Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup the 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Austrian Black And Tan Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Austrian Black And Tan Hounds run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Austrian Black And Tan Hound is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Austrian Black And Tan Hounds.
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