This blog is concerning how to teach a Tyrolean Hound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to practice agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least number of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching a Tyrolean Hound to jump: Begin with Four
You can teach your Tyrolean Hound many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Tyrolean Hound jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Tyrolean Hound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Tyrolean Hound Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Tyrolean Hound. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of drills.
Teach a Tyrolean Hound Double and Triple Jumps
The next level 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 extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Tyrolean Hounds run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Tyrolean Hound is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tyrolean Hounds.
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