This blog is about how to teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen a plethora of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen 8 Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can try with your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position your 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 work on a variety of drills.
Teaching the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens.
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