This article is concerning how to teach your Greek Harehound jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to teach agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach Your Greek Harehound to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach the Greek Harehound many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop 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 Greek Harehound jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Greek Harehound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Greek Harehound Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can practice with your Greek Harehound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teach the Greek Harehound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 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 many Greek Harehounds run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Greek Harehound is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Greek Harehounds.
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