This blog is about how to teach your Braque D’Auvergne to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching Your Braque D’Auvergne to jump: Start with Four
You can teach the Braque D’Auvergne a variety of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Braque D’Auvergne jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Braque D’Auvergne or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Braque D’Auvergne Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Braque D’Auvergne. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teach Your Braque D’Auvergne Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Braque D’Auvergnes run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Braque D’Auvergne is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Braque D’Auvergnes.
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