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    After spending some time training Pipi agility at Paws In The Park I have become suddenly very interested in agility.

    The problem is, I am 99% sure we do not have an agility course in Albury/Wodonga. (The Paws In the Park agility course was brought down from a dog shop, which I do not not which one it was).

    So, the alternative is to create my own agility course, here in my backyard. I have been looking through old boxes of sporting things and have some stuff that could do the job.

    I have 6 cones and 3 weaving poles. All of these I used when I did home soccer training. All that would be left is the tunnel, sea-saw, frame and the hurdles.

    I do not think I could put together a see-saw or a tunnel but the frame and hurldes I could do.

    I had in mind of using an old ramp which my brother used when jumping skateboards etc, it looks just like a frame, so I can use that.

    Regarding hurdles, I have had a long hard think about this and had a look around in the back yard earlier. Do you think I could make a hurdle or two by using a couple of old broom sticks that we have and placing them on top of 2 or 3 bricks on each side? It should make a hurdle high enough for what the Toy group require.

    Is this a good idea? It would cost me nothing as I have mentioned above, I have half the equipment.

    If it isn't such a good idea, does anybody have any ideas about prices for the equipment?

    I do know that I can purchase a tunnel at Pet Goods Direct for $199 and it is 3 meters long.

    If you cannot buy see-saws etc, could somebody suggest to me how to build the equipment or if you know of any shops online that sell this stuff.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Belle; 04-13-2010 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Thanks Clea.

    Just showed Dad, we are going to try this on the weekend!

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    Have a poke around this site ... for future ref ....

    Clean Run: Dog Toys, Dog Treats, Dog Agility Supplies, Dog Training Supplies

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    can get a tunnel at a toy store like Toys R us, mine cost $19.95
    and just buy some pegs from a camping store to peg it down.
    "No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    can get a tunnel at a toy store like Toys R us, mine cost $19.95
    and just buy some pegs from a camping store to peg it down.
    Thanks.

    Might have to order it online as we no longer have Toys R Us.

    Thanks again.

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    Having been the owner of a dog that smashed it's patella tendon on an agility hurdle because the person in front of me got sick of picking it up after her dog kept knocking it off and adjusted the screws tighter grrrr..... all I've got to add is always make sure that if your dog clips anything like the hurdles that they easily fall off, start low and read up how high your dog (according to its shoulder height) should be jumping.

    Be careful if shadows are cast the dog sometimes will also try to clear these and this is when accidents can happen.

    Have fun.

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    Yikes MAC, our club hurdles can't be fixed and we usually put them in so one holder faces forwards and the other faces backwards so which ever way the dog hits the pole it will fall off instantly.

    I got some rose poles / bamboo stakes for weave poles (place 60cm apart) for weaves. That's the main thing we need to practice at home cos all the other stuff is "easy" for Frosty. And we do "course work" at the club twice a week.

    I will need to learn how to send her away and over or through soon, at the moment she mostly goes where I go and I'm fairly fit but I'm not very fast.

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    Yes Hy needless to say I was not impressed is an understatement, poor thing screamed that loud the entire show ground came to a halt.

    Put us back a whole year, luckily she was not a dog that things like going back over the jump effected her.

    But it screwed our training up because my up and coming dog then caught up with her and they were in the same class - not a good combination.

    Plus $554 later and this was years & years ago, hate to think what is would cost now. Done by a specialist who built up scar tissue around the tendon. Mind you she never limped on that leg.

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    I suppose S4B didn't pay for the damage she did either.

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    No and to be honest I never thought to ask. Bit older and wiser now.

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