Teaching a Polish Greyhound Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Polish Greyhound jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach the Polish Greyhound jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Polish Greyhound many skills, drills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Polish Greyhound jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Polish Greyhound or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound 8 Jumps

Take the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your drills that you can practice with your Polish Greyhound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching the Polish Greyhound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single 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 Polish Greyhounds run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Polish Greyhound is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Polish Greyhounds.

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