This post is concerning teaching a North Country Beagle to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching Your North Country Beagle jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach a North Country Beagle a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four 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 North Country Beagle jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your North Country Beagle or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your North Country Beagle Eight Jumps
Take the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased your drills that you can practice with your North Country Beagle. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teaching a North Country Beagle Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several North Country Beagles run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the North Country Beagle is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about North Country Beagles.
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