Teach a Deutsche Bracke Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Deutsche Bracke to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach your Deutsche Bracke to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps that we recommend.

Teaching the Deutsche Bracke jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach your Deutsche Bracke many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 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 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Deutsche Bracke jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Deutsche Bracke or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Deutsche Bracke Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your Deutsche Bracke. Your jump grids can be of recommended 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 pattern also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Deutsche Bracke Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Deutsche Brackes run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Deutsche Bracke is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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