This post is about teaching a Burgos Pointer jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Burgos Pointer jumping: Start with 4
You can teach your Burgos Pointer many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Burgos Pointer jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Burgos Pointer or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Burgos Pointer 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can practice with your Burgos Pointer. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching a Burgos Pointer Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Burgos Pointers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Burgos Pointer is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Burgos Pointers.
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