This post is about teaching the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon jumping: Start with Four
You can teach the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 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 work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Wirehaired Pointing Griffons run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.
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