Teach a Treeing Cur To Jump for Agility

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Treeing Cur | Comments Off on Teach a Treeing Cur To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Treeing Cur to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching your Treeing Cur jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Treeing Cur to jump: Start with Four

You can teach your Treeing Cur many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Treeing Cur jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Treeing Cur or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Treeing Cur Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Treeing Cur. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.

Teach Your Treeing Cur Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Treeing Curs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Treeing Cur is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Treeing Curs.

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