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Teach a Bavarian Mountain Hound To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Bavarian Mountain Hound to Jump for AgilityThis article is about teaching a Bavarian Mountain Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute minimum count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching Your Bavarian Mountain Hound jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound many skills, drills, and exercises 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Bavarian Mountain Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Bavarian Mountain Hound Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Bavarian Mountain Hound. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also setup 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 drills.

Teaching a Bavarian Mountain Hound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Bavarian Mountain Hounds run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bavarian Mountain Hound is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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