This post is concerning how to teach the Westphalian Dachsbracke jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps recommended.
Teaching the Westphalian Dachsbracke to jump: Start with 4
You can teach your Westphalian Dachsbracke many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work 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 Westphalian Dachsbracke jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Westphalian Dachsbracke or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Westphalian Dachsbracke 8 Jumps
Go to the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can work on with your Westphalian Dachsbracke. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to train a variety of drills.
Teach the Westphalian Dachsbracke Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen many Westphalian Dachsbrackes run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Westphalian Dachsbracke is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Westphalian Dachsbrackes.
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