This blog is concerning teaching your Wetterhoun to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching the Wetterhoun jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Wetterhoun many drills, skills, and exercises with four 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 Wetterhoun jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Wetterhoun or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Wetterhoun 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and work on eight jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of routines that you can practice with your Wetterhoun. Your jump grids can be of typical 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 circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach a Wetterhoun Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Wetterhouns run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Wetterhoun is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Wetterhouns.
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