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Teach the Basset Artesien Normand To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Basset Artesien Normand to Jump for AgilityThis post is about how to teach a Basset Artesien Normand to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps recommended.

Teaching the Basset Artesien Normand to jump: Start with Four

You can teach the Basset Artesien Normand many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Basset Artesien Normand jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Basset Artesien Normand 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 Your Basset Artesien Normand Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your Basset Artesien Normand. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach a Basset Artesien Normand Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Basset Artesien Normands run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Basset Artesien Normand is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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