This post is about teaching the Beauceron jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Beauceron jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach your Beauceron a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Beauceron jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Beauceron or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Beauceron 8 Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can try with your Beauceron. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teach Your Beauceron Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 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 many Beaucerons run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Beauceron is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Beaucerons.
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