This article is about how to teach the German Longhaired Pointer jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps suggested.
Teaching a German Longhaired Pointer jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a German Longhaired Pointer many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 German Longhaired Pointer jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your German Longhaired Pointer or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the German Longhaired Pointer 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can try with your German Longhaired Pointer. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teach Your German Longhaired Pointer Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several German Longhaired Pointers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the German Longhaired Pointer is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about German Longhaired Pointers.
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