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Teaching the Sloughi Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Sloughi to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach the Sloughi to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute minimum quantity of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach the Sloughi jumping: Start with Four

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

Teach Your Sloughi 8 Jumps

Take the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can try with your Sloughi. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching the Sloughi Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can position two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Sloughis run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Sloughi is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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