This blog is about how to teach a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.
Teaching Your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 8 Jumps
Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can practice with your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teach a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three single 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 Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens.
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