This blog is concerning teaching a Blue Lacy to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.
How to Teach Your Blue Lacy to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Blue Lacy many exercises, skills, and drills with four 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Blue Lacy jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Blue Lacy or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Blue Lacy 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can practice with your Blue Lacy. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach Your Blue Lacy Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Blue Lacys run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Blue Lacy is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Blue Lacys.
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