Teaching Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer to Jump for AgilityThis article is about teaching the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer 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 teach agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute least count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer jumping: Begin with Four

You can teach your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer many exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased your exercises that you can work on with your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer. 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 perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to work on a variety of drills.

Teach the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration 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 really beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers.

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