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Old 04-13-2010, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Agility equipment

The Dog Club in our area bought a new break-away tire so they gave us their old one. It came complete with the framework to hold it and will be ideal for our small dogs as they don't have to jump very high. We also got a dog walk from them. It had come along with the other equipment they bought and is for small dogs. The top and ramps are each only eight feet long instead of 12 feet so in order to get the right angle on the ramps, we had to just put it 32 inches high instead of the four feet. It has a non slippery surface and works great.

We had been wondering how we were going to build our own dog walk so it came along just at the right time. We can still go and train on the regulation size equipment whenever we want but it is nice having it right at home. (well, at my sister's as she has the room for it in her riding ring.)

I have started training Kiska, my three year old Shih Tzu x Maltese and she is coming along great. Now that Remmy has moved up to Advanced, I need something for Starters classes.

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Congrats on the new equipment. The more you have access to, the better you can train.
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That was really nice of them to let you have that stuff. It isn't cheap and some of it is not easy to make yourself either.
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I am in the process of building a home agility course.

As we unfortunately do not have the equipment set up at a dog park etc.

Am buying little bits at a time and using old gear I find around the house to make it even better, lol.
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I currently have two jumps and two 5 foot tunnels that can be attached together to make a 10 footer. Not the highest quality, but they work for practice.
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I tell my students the minimum they should have at home is five umps and weave poles (once they hit sequencing class). A tunnel is a plus, as is a table. Then, if their dog develops an "issue" on a piece of equipment, they should purchase that as well. Also, they will have their contact trainer from earlier training already in place, and they can use it, if they want.

You can do a lot of configurations with five umps, like a box of four with a pinwheel, two or even three pinwheels, serps, etc. You can train a ton of stuff with a box of four. However, if a yard has more room, getting more umps to make even more configurations is ideal.

Plus, with five umps, you can do the proper ump training aka Salo. You can do grids and set point work.
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I have a set of weaves (21"), 4 jumps, a table, teeter and a 15' tunnel but my yard is not big enough for it all (according to my wife) so I have to focus our training, bring out the equipment for that session and play. It all accumulated over 4 years or so in a long process and you can take it on the raod with you to train in different settings. They might perform perfectly at home but with some distraction added in, not so much.

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Right now we have 4 jumps, 2 hoop jumps, the tire, teeter, dog walk, table and tunnel. Our tunnel is just a roll of wire covered with material so can only go straight but it is a good start.

We are looking at ideas for a better tunnel and making a chute. Agility equipment is so expensive to buy. The dog club paid $500.00 for the new breakaway tire jump.

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I'm looking at adding more jumps and making some stick in the ground weave poles. We'll be making a table and a teeter as well... for starters! Eventually, I want to have it all but it takes time to get it all. For now I practice at work on our equipment.
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