This article is about teaching your Catahoula Cur jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to practice agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps recommended.
How to Teach a Catahoula Cur to jump: Begin with 4
You can teach the Catahoula Cur a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Catahoula Cur jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Catahoula Cur or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a lateral row, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Catahoula Cur Eight Jumps
Take the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of drills that you can practice with your Catahoula Cur. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could also setup 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 develop a variety of drills.
Teaching the Catahoula Cur Double and Triple Jumps
The next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Catahoula Curs run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Catahoula Cur is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Catahoula Curs.
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