Teaching Your Kromfohrlander To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Kromfohrlander to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach a Kromfohrlander jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have too many single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.

Teaching the Kromfohrlander to jump: Start with 4

You can teach your Kromfohrlander many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Kromfohrlander jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Kromfohrlander or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Kromfohrlander 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Kromfohrlander. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Kromfohrlander Double and Triple Jumps

Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really valuable to practice. We’ve seen several Kromfohrlanders run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kromfohrlander is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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

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