This blog is concerning teaching a Beagle-Harrier jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum number of jumps suggested.
How to Teach the Beagle-Harrier jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a Beagle-Harrier a variety of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Beagle-Harrier jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Beagle-Harrier or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Beagle-Harrier Eight Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can try with your Beagle-Harrier. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching the Beagle-Harrier 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 especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Beagle-Harriers run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Beagle-Harrier is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Beagle-Harriers.
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