This post is concerning teaching the Saluki to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Saluki jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Saluki a plethora of skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 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 Saluki jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Saluki or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Saluki 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your drills that you can try with your Saluki. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach the Saluki Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Salukis run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Saluki is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Salukis.
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