This post is concerning teaching your Posavac Hound to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching a Posavac Hound jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach your Posavac Hound many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Posavac Hound jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Posavac Hound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral row, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Posavac Hound 8 Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your exercises that you can practice with your Posavac Hound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could also setup your 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teach a Posavac Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Posavac Hounds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Posavac Hound is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Posavac Hounds.
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