Teaching Your Segugio Italiano To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Segugio Italiano to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Segugio Italiano to jump for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to teach agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

How to Teach a Segugio Italiano jumping: Start with Four

You can teach a Segugio Italiano a number of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Segugio Italiano jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Segugio Italiano or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be staged in a lateral row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Segugio Italiano Eight Jumps

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

Teaching the Segugio Italiano Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Segugio Italianos run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Segugio Italiano is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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

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