Teaching the Drentse Patrijshond To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Drentse Patrijshond to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach the Drentse Patrijshond jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to learn agility. A good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Drentse Patrijshond jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach your Drentse Patrijshond many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Drentse Patrijshond jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Drentse Patrijshond or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Drentse Patrijshond Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Drentse Patrijshond. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Drentse Patrijshond Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Drentse Patrijshonds run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Drentse Patrijshond is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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