This blog is concerning how to teach a Pont-Audemer Spaniel to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Pont-Audemer Spaniel to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Pont-Audemer Spaniel a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pont-Audemer Spaniel jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Pont-Audemer Spaniel or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Pont-Audemer Spaniel Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can work on with your Pont-Audemer Spaniel. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number 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 enables you to train a variety of drills.
Teach a Pont-Audemer Spaniel Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Pont-Audemer Spaniels run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pont-Audemer Spaniels.
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