Teach a Braque Saint-Germain Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Braque Saint-Germain to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach your Braque Saint-Germain jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Braque Saint-Germain to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach a Braque Saint-Germain many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you 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 Braque Saint-Germain jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Braque Saint-Germain or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Braque Saint-Germain Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Braque Saint-Germain. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can even position the 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 a Braque Saint-Germain Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Braque Saint-Germains run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Braque Saint-Germain is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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