This post is about teaching your Mahratta Greyhound to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps recommended.
Teaching a Mahratta Greyhound jumping: Begin with Four
You can teach your Mahratta Greyhound many skills, drills, 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 collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Mahratta Greyhound jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Mahratta Greyhound or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral row, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Mahratta Greyhound Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can work on with your Mahratta Greyhound. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and number of jumps. You could even 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.
Teach a Mahratta Greyhound Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Mahratta Greyhounds run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Mahratta Greyhound is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mahratta Greyhounds.
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