Emm: How can I make my own Agility Equipment?
I want to teach my dog agility and I know that buying equipment can be very expensive, so does anyone have any tips on making your own?
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Answer by Est. 2088
A lot of space to run
Answer by Carla
You could use hoops for them to jump through, maybe connect a few spare pipes together to make jumps/ hurdles, A heavy strong wooden box, etc and tie/ screw or attach sanded wooden planks to use as a ramp. Yeh, just whatever you can think of. :)
Answer by Sammy B
I've used a book from Amazon (#ad) called Dog Agility Equipment Construction Instructions: YOU CAN! Build Better Training Obstacles for your Dog. It's a step-by-step guide to building agility obstacles for your dog (more than 15 plans). It includes color-coded diagrams and color photos of the equipment as works in progress and completed, a list of all materials, which are easily available at hardware stores or home improvement warehouse stores (no expensive specialty pieces that you would have to order online), and a list of the common household tools needed. I think this booklet can pay for itself in saved trips to the store, miss cut pieces, and saved time and effort.
I agree with Annie who tested it first: Exactly what I was looking for. It has all of the plans on how to build the equipment the cheaper way and the regulation way. It even includes materials lists and optional materials. I was about to go out and spend money on jump cups before I got this book. Now I know how to make my own. Can't beat the price for what you will be saving on the agility equipment.
Answer by Lydia
Loved it! Easy to follow instructions and sturdy obstacles when done. Read it on an iPad though not a kindle as the diagrams are much easier to view that way.
Answer by WyrDachsie
If you want to teach your dog agility, then instead of spending money on equipment or building your own, take an agility class. That is the best way to learn the sport.
Also, since you have not trained a dog in agility before, you can get your dog scared or even worse, injured. By taking a class, you and your dog will both learn properly.
You have the stuff to learn too, it’s not just about your dog.
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