This article is concerning teaching your Hygenhund jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Hygenhund to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach a Hygenhund a number of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Hygenhund jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Hygenhund or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Hygenhund 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Hygenhund. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach Your Hygenhund Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Hygenhunds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Hygenhund is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Hygenhunds.
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