Teaching the Grand Griffon Vendeen To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach the Grand Griffon Vendeen jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the fewest count of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach the Grand Griffon Vendeen to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach your Grand Griffon Vendeen many 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 Grand Griffon Vendeen jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Grand Griffon Vendeen or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Grand Griffon Vendeen 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Grand Griffon Vendeen. Your jump grids can be of typical 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 perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching Your Grand Griffon Vendeen Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Grand Griffon Vendeens run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Grand Griffon Vendeen is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Grand Griffon Vendeens.

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