Teaching a Ariege Pointer To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Ariege Pointer to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning how to teach the Ariege Pointer jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum quantity of jumps suggested.

Teaching a Ariege Pointer to jump: Begin with Four

You can teach the Ariege Pointer many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 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 handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Ariege Pointer jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Ariege Pointer or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Ariege Pointer Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can try with your Ariege Pointer. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position your 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 train a variety of skills.

Teach a Ariege Pointer Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three 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 many Ariege Pointers run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Ariege Pointer is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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