Teaching a Bouvier Des Ardennes Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Bouvier Des Ardennes to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching a Bouvier Des Ardennes jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.

Teaching Your Bouvier Des Ardennes to jump: Start with Four

You can teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Bouvier Des Ardennes or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Bouvier Des Ardennes Eight Jumps

Take the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can practice with your Bouvier Des Ardennes. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Bouvier Des Ardennes Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two 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 many Bouvier Des Ardenness run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Bouvier Des Ardennes is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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