Teach Your Irish Wolfhound Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Irish Wolfhound to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Irish Wolfhound to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps recommended.

How to Teach a Irish Wolfhound to jump: Start with 4

You can teach the Irish Wolfhound many drills, skills, 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 practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Irish Wolfhound jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Irish Wolfhound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Irish Wolfhound 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your Irish Wolfhound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could 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 allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Irish Wolfhound Double and Triple Jumps

The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Irish Wolfhounds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Irish Wolfhound is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Irish Wolfhounds.

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