Teaching Your Bouvier Des Flandres To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Bouvier Des Flandres to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach the Bouvier Des Flandres to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps that we recommend.

How to Teach the Bouvier Des Flandres jumping: Start with Four

You can teach your Bouvier Des Flandres many drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Bouvier Des Flandres jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Bouvier Des Flandres or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a lateral row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Bouvier Des Flandres 8 Jumps

Take the next logical step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your exercises that you can work on with your Bouvier Des Flandres. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to train a variety of drills.

Teaching a Bouvier Des Flandres Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Bouvier Des Flandress run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Bouvier Des Flandres is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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