This post is concerning how to teach the Braque Francais to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Braque Francais to jump: Start with Four
You can teach a Braque Francais a plethora 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Braque Francais jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Braque Francais or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Braque Francais 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can try with your Braque Francais. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach a Braque Francais Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Braque Francaiss run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Braque Francais is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Braque Francaiss.
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