Teaching a Ibizan Hound To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Ibizan Hound to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching your Ibizan Hound jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps recommended.

How to Teach Your Ibizan Hound jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach your Ibizan Hound a variety of skills, drills, 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Ibizan Hound jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Ibizan Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Ibizan Hound 8 Jumps

Take the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can work on with your Ibizan Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical 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 perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching the Ibizan Hound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Ibizan Hounds run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Ibizan Hound is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Ibizan Hounds.

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