This article is concerning how to teach your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of exercises that you can practice with your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.
Teaching Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds.
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