Teaching Your Basset Bleu De Gascogne Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching your Basset Bleu De Gascogne jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching the Basset Bleu De Gascogne jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne a variety of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Basset Bleu De Gascogne or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a horizontal line, so you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach a Basset Bleu De Gascogne Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of exercises that you can practice with your Basset Bleu De Gascogne. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can 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 work on a variety of drills.

Teaching a Basset Bleu De Gascogne Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Basset Bleu De Gascognes run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Basset Bleu De Gascogne is not ready for it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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