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Teach a Lithuanian Hound To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Lithuanian Hound to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Lithuanian Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.

Teaching the Lithuanian Hound jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach your Lithuanian Hound a number of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Lithuanian Hound jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Lithuanian Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Lithuanian Hound Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Lithuanian Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Lithuanian Hound Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Lithuanian Hounds run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Lithuanian Hound is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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