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Teach a Hamiltonstovare To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Hamiltonstovare to Jump for AgilityThis post is about teaching your Hamiltonstovare to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Hamiltonstovare to jump: Start with Four

You can teach your Hamiltonstovare a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Hamiltonstovare jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Hamiltonstovare or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Hamiltonstovare Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can try with your Hamiltonstovare. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also position 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 work on a variety of drills.

Teach Your Hamiltonstovare Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Hamiltonstovares run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Hamiltonstovare is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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