Teach Your Borzoi Jumping for Agility

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Borzoi, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Teach Your Borzoi Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Borzoi to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about teaching your Borzoi jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps that we recommend.

Teaching Your Borzoi to jump: Start with 4

You can teach your Borzoi many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Borzoi jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Borzoi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Borzoi Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Borzoi. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Borzoi Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three 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 several Borzois run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Borzoi is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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