Teaching Your Azawakh To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Azawakh to Jump for AgilityThis blog is about teaching a Azawakh jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the fewest number of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Azawakh jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach a Azawakh a number of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop 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 Azawakh jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Azawakh or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Azawakh Eight Jumps

Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can try with your Azawakh. 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 circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Azawakh Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Azawakhs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Azawakh is not ready to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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