This post is about how to teach the Hare Indian Dog to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps suggested.
How to Teach Your Hare Indian Dog jumping: Start with 4
You can teach your Hare Indian Dog a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop 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 Hare Indian Dog jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Hare Indian Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Hare Indian Dog 8 Jumps
Take the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Hare Indian Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Hare Indian Dog Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Hare Indian Dogs run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Hare Indian Dog is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Hare Indian Dogs.
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