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Teaching the Serbian Hound To Jump for Agility

Teach Your Serbian Hound to Jump for AgilityThis post is about how to teach your Serbian Hound jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.

Teaching a Serbian Hound jumping: Start with 4

You can teach your Serbian Hound a variety of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Serbian Hound jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Serbian Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Serbian Hound 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Serbian Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching the Serbian Hound Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 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 work on. We’ve seen several Serbian Hounds run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Serbian Hound is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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