This post is about teaching a Chien-Gris to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever 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 a Chien-Gris jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach the Chien-Gris a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Chien-Gris jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Chien-Gris or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Chien-Gris Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can work on with your Chien-Gris. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can 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 develop a variety of drills.
Teach Your Chien-Gris Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to practice. We’ve seen many Chien-Griss run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Chien-Gris is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Chien-Griss.
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