This blog is about how to teach the Jamthund jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Jamthund jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Jamthund many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Jamthund jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Jamthund or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Jamthund 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can try with your Jamthund. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching a Jamthund Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Jamthunds run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Jamthund is not equipped for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Jamthunds.
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