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Teach Your Drever Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Drever to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach the Drever to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Drever to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach a Drever many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Drever jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Drever or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Drever Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Drever. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup 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 drills.

Teaching a Drever Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Drevers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Drever is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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