This blog is concerning how to teach a Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps suggested.
Teaching the Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your drills that you can work on with your Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching a Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 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 practice. We’ve seen many Istrian Coarse-Haired Hounds run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Istrian Coarse-Haired Hounds.
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