This post is about how to teach your Havanese jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps suggested.
Teaching Your Havanese jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach your Havanese a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you 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 Havanese jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Havanese or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Havanese 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can try with your Havanese. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup your 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 drills.
Teaching a Havanese Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Havaneses run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Havanese is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Havaneses.
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