This blog is concerning teaching a Polish Hound jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach a Polish Hound to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach your Polish Hound many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Polish Hound jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Polish Hound 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 a Polish Hound Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can try with your Polish Hound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Polish Hound Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Polish Hounds run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Polish Hound is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Polish Hounds.
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