Teaching the French Brittany Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your French Brittany to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about how to teach a French Brittany jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps recommended.

Teaching a French Brittany to jump: Start with 4

You can teach your French Brittany a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your French Brittany jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your French Brittany or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach Your French Brittany Eight Jumps

Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your French Brittany. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of skills.

Teaching a French Brittany Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen several French Brittanys run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the French Brittany is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about French Brittanys.

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