This blog is about how to teach a Trigg Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps suggested.
How to Teach a Trigg Hound jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Trigg Hound many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Trigg Hound jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Trigg Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Trigg Hound Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your routines that you can practice with your Trigg Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could 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.
Teaching a Trigg Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Trigg Hounds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Trigg Hound is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Trigg Hounds.
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