Teaching the Griffon Bruxellois To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Griffon Bruxellois to Jump for AgilityThis post is about teaching a Griffon Bruxellois to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach the Griffon Bruxellois jumping: Start with 4

You can teach a Griffon Bruxellois a plethora of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Griffon Bruxellois jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Griffon Bruxellois or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Griffon Bruxellois 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Griffon Bruxellois. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also setup your 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 drills.

Teaching a Griffon Bruxellois Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level 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 really helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Griffon Bruxelloiss run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Griffon Bruxellois is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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