This article is concerning teaching the Longhaired Whippet to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps recommended.
Teaching a Longhaired Whippet jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Longhaired Whippet a variety of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Longhaired Whippet jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Longhaired Whippet or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Longhaired Whippet 8 Jumps
Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Longhaired Whippet. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teaching a Longhaired Whippet Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Longhaired Whippets run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Longhaired Whippet is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Longhaired Whippets.
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