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Teaching a Polish Hunting Dog To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Polish Hunting Dog to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach your Polish Hunting Dog jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps suggested.

Teaching the Polish Hunting Dog jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Polish Hunting Dog a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Polish Hunting Dog jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Polish Hunting Dog or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Polish Hunting Dog 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of routines that you can work on with your Polish Hunting Dog. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to train a variety of skills.

Teaching a Polish Hunting Dog Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Polish Hunting Dogs run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Polish Hunting Dog is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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