Teaching Your Old Danish Pointer Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Old Danish Pointer to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach a Old Danish Pointer jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Old Danish Pointer to jump: Start with 4

You can teach a Old Danish Pointer many skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Old Danish Pointer jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Old Danish Pointer or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be staged in a lateral row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach Your Old Danish Pointer 8 Jumps

Go to the next logical step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 starter jump. You’ve now increased your routines that you can work on with your Old Danish Pointer. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of drills.

Teaching the Old Danish Pointer Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Old Danish Pointers run a perfect course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Old Danish Pointer is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old Danish Pointers.

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