This post is about teaching a Gascon Saintongeois to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching a Gascon Saintongeois jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Gascon Saintongeois many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to 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 Gascon Saintongeois jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Gascon Saintongeois or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Gascon Saintongeois 8 Jumps
Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can practice with your Gascon Saintongeois. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the Gascon Saintongeois Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Gascon Saintongeoiss run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Gascon Saintongeois is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Gascon Saintongeoiss.
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