Teach the Berger Blanc Suisse Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching a Berger Blanc Suisse jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach the Berger Blanc Suisse jumping: Start with 4

You can teach a Berger Blanc Suisse many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Berger Blanc Suisse jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Berger Blanc Suisse or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can practice with your Berger Blanc Suisse. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Berger Blanc Suisse Double and Triple Jumps

The 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 extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Berger Blanc Suisses run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Berger Blanc Suisse is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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