This article is concerning how to teach a Blackmouth Cur to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.
How to Teach the Blackmouth Cur to jump: Start with Four
You can teach your Blackmouth Cur many drills, skills, and exercises 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 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Blackmouth Cur jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Blackmouth Cur or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Blackmouth Cur Eight Jumps
Take the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Blackmouth Cur. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the Blackmouth Cur Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Blackmouth Curs run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Blackmouth Cur is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Blackmouth Curs.
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