This blog is about how to teach your Irish Red And White Setter jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least count of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching the Irish Red And White Setter to jump: Start with Four
You can teach your Irish Red And White Setter a number of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Irish Red And White Setter jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Irish Red And White Setter or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Irish Red And White Setter 8 Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can try with your Irish Red And White Setter. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach a Irish Red And White Setter Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Irish Red And White Setters run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Irish Red And White Setter is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Irish Red And White Setters.
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