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Old 12-05-2008, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone have any ideas about making an agility course in the back yard and how to start teaching the dog about jumping through the tires and running up the triangular ramps?

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I made an A frame ramp useing two sheet of 4x8 plywood I had the 1/2" thickness. I framed i up with 2x4's and used stips of lathe for the gripps and painted it useing that textured paint. I also made a tire jump I bought drainage tubeing at the lumber yard duct tape and then I ued a frame from the old kennel I took down the door frame was perfect. I made feet for it with 2x4's. The tunnel was harder but I had two old 50gal drums that we took the ends out of then I use wire screen in between the two to make the tunnel curve.then we covered the whole thing with a tarp. I am going to buy a tunnel this year.



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Old 12-06-2008, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are a TON of sites on homemade agility if you do a quick google. Clean run also has great info

PVC pipe and stores like Home Depot will be your new best friends LOL
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
 

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a good idea for a tunnel is "sono tubing" comes in different sizes its used for pouring concrete into shapes for piers and posts. be sure to paint it with a weather resistance coating or it will decay cuz its cardboard. super thick and sturday though.
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I'm so excited my sister bought me the 15' tunnel and the chute and the tetter base for my christmas gift. YEAH!!!



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Old 12-09-2008, 04:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm so excited my sister bought me the 15' tunnel and the chute and the teeter base for my Christmas gift. YEAH!!!
Ask her if she wants to adopt me as a sister too

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can come over and we can work out the dogs together!

We got the tunnel and chute from Affordable Agility and the teeter base off of ebay. It starts out flat and raises to 24". I can't wait to get them. I figure it will be cramped but I'm still going to work the dogs in the house.



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Too bad you don't live closer, I'd be there

I want more equip but sadly I am not handy with building at all.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That does suck big time that we are so far apart. It would be great to work the dogs. I' going to make more jumps but I'm gonna wait until spring. It is cold out. I think they just said it was -5 with a wind brrrrr.



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Old 12-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Sounds like fun, I could get Maggie to do it maybe but Elmo would just chase me lol...Like when your running he chases you and jumps on you....he use to grab you when he caught you but he doesnt do that anymore...
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Well you just have to re-direct him to what you want him to do. No praise no treats until he does what you want. I love doing this with the dogs it is so much fun.



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