This article is concerning teaching the Pharaoh Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we suggest.
How to Teach a Pharaoh Hound jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your Pharaoh Hound a number of exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pharaoh Hound jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Pharaoh Hound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Pharaoh Hound 8 Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of exercises that you can try with your Pharaoh Hound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could 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 allows you to train a variety of drills.
Teach the Pharaoh Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Pharaoh Hounds run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pharaoh Hound is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pharaoh Hounds.
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