Teach a Broholmer Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Broholmer to Jump for AgilityThis post is about how to teach a Broholmer to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum number of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach the Broholmer jumping: Start with Four

You can teach your Broholmer a variety of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Broholmer jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Broholmer or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Broholmer 8 Jumps

Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can try with your Broholmer. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Broholmer Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three single 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 Broholmers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Broholmer is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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