This article is concerning teaching the Brittany to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Brittany to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach your Brittany many skills, drills, and exercises 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 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Brittany jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Brittany or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Brittany Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Brittany. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the Brittany Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Brittanys run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Brittany is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Brittanys.
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