Teach the Podenco Canario Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Podenco Canario to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach a Podenco Canario jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach Your Podenco Canario jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach a Podenco Canario a number of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Podenco Canario jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Podenco Canario or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Podenco Canario 8 Jumps

Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Podenco Canario. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to develop a variety of drills.

Teach Your Podenco Canario Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Podenco Canarios run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Podenco Canario is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Podenco Canarios.

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