This blog is about teaching a Italian Greyhound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach the Italian Greyhound jumping: Start with 4
You can teach your Italian Greyhound many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Italian Greyhound jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Italian Greyhound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Italian Greyhound Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Italian Greyhound. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach Your Italian Greyhound Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Italian Greyhounds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Italian Greyhound is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Italian Greyhounds.
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