Teaching the Black And Tan Coonhound To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Black And Tan Coonhound to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching your Black And Tan Coonhound jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach the Black And Tan Coonhound jumping: Start with 4

You can teach the Black And Tan Coonhound a variety of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop 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 Black And Tan Coonhound jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Black And Tan Coonhound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your Black And Tan Coonhound 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can try with your Black And Tan Coonhound. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup 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 develop a variety of drills.

Teach a Black And Tan Coonhound Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 solo 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 several Black And Tan Coonhounds run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Black And Tan Coonhound is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Coonhounds.

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