This blog is concerning teaching the Pudelpointer jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Pudelpointer jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Pudelpointer a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Pudelpointer jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Pudelpointer or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Pudelpointer Eight Jumps
Go to the next logical step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased your drills that you can practice with your Pudelpointer. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching the Pudelpointer Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Pudelpointers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Pudelpointer is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pudelpointers.
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