Teaching a Bracco Italiano Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Bracco Italiano to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach a Bracco Italiano jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach Your Bracco Italiano to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach the Bracco Italiano many drills, skills, and exercises 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 practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Bracco Italiano jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Bracco Italiano or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Bracco Italiano Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Bracco Italiano. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of skills.

Teach a Bracco Italiano Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Bracco Italianos run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bracco Italiano is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bracco Italianos.

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