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Teaching a Hanover Hound Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Hanover Hound to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching a Hanover Hound jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps recommended.

Teaching Your Hanover Hound jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach the Hanover Hound a number of 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 Hanover Hound jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Hanover Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Hanover Hound 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can practice with your Hanover Hound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Hanover Hound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Hanover Hounds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Hanover Hound is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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