Teach Your Bloodhound Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Bloodhound, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Teach Your Bloodhound Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Bloodhound to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach a Bloodhound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach Your Bloodhound to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach your Bloodhound many drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to 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 Bloodhound jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Bloodhound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Bloodhound 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Bloodhound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also setup 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 skills.

Teaching the Bloodhound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Bloodhounds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Bloodhound is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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