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Old 06-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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So what do you guys have

What do you guys have for agility at home? I have an homemade aframe, weavepoles jumps table tunnle and some homemade jumpbumps. what do you guys have, Pics?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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I'm away from home at the moment, and can't post photos with my iPad. But I've posted photos of my course before.

I have quite a few jumps, 12 weaves, (a set of 6 cheap PVC ones that hook together, and a set of 6 Max 200 2x2's) a tire, 2 play tunnels (but plenty big for a Hav to run through) and a small "baby" A-frame, left over from when he WAS a baby.

In some ways it would be fun to have all the contacts, but in another way, it would just be more of a pain to move them every week when the grass needs to get mowed. Fortunately, Kodi is very reliable about his contacts, so we don't really need to practice them at home anyway.

What we DO need to continue working on is handling skills like rear and blind crosses (we have front crosses down cold at this point), working further away from each other, obstacle discrimination and hard entries into the weaves. We can work on all of these without the heavier equipment to lug around.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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I said I'd post a photo of my course when I got home, and here is is. Nothing fancy... but all I need to practice. Kodi has no trouble with his contact obstacles, so having just the one "mini" contact to practice with is plenty. With no more equipment than this, you can practice all the handling skills and discrimination you want.

I have two sets of 6 weaves, which I can either set up separately, as I have here, so I can get extra practice on entries, or I can put together into one set of 12 to practice duration. I will probably replace the cheap E-bay set for another set of Max 200 2x2's this summer. They are expensive, but SO much nicer and easier to move around.

I made all the jumps myself, including the tire. The tunnels came from Toys'R'Us, I think... they are kid tunnels, anyway, two velcroed together, end to end. You need to stake them down so they don't roll, and so that they stay in a bent shape, if that's what you want.

The only other thing I'd really like to have is a pause table.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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That's a very nice set up, Karen. I wish I had a larger yard, but all we have is a small front lawn area. The back yard is filled with fruit trees and tomatoes in pots on the patio.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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That's a very nice set up, Karen. I wish I had a larger yard, but all we have is a small front lawn area. The back yard is filled with fruit trees and tomatoes in pots on the patio.
Yes, we are lucky ro have plenty of property... We live on a horse farm and I just use one of the paddocks for Kodi's agility course!
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I made a pause table out of a 2x4 and a ply wood. I cut the 2x4 for into four at abour 8 inches each, then a screwed them onto a plywood top and covered it in carpet.
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I made a pause table out of a 2x4 and a ply wood. I cut the 2x4 for into four at abour 8 inches each, then a screwed them onto a plywood top and covered it in carpet.
Yeah, I know it's possible to make them yourself, but I'm not very handy with tools. And carpet wouldn't work for me, because my agility equipment stays out all summer. Maybe I can get my boys to build me one for my birthday, but I want a PVC frame, and a rubberized top. It can't be carpet because I don't want something that will stay wet. (also, that's not a surface they'd ever see in competition) But it does have to have some traction... Kodi tends to hit the table at speed, and if it's slippery, he slides off the other side when he puts the brakes on!
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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Yeah, I know it's possible to make them yourself, but I'm not very handy with tools. And carpet wouldn't work for me, because my agility equipment stays out all summer. Maybe I can get my boys to build me one for my birthday, but I want a PVC frame, and a rubberized top. It can't be carpet because I don't want something that will stay wet. (also, that's not a surface they'd ever see in competition) But it does have to have some traction... Kodi tends to hit the table at speed, and if it's slippery, he slides off the other side when he puts the brakes on!
Yeah, I only put the carpet on because he was a puppy and he wasent liking the table at class and i needed somthing to cover the aframe and table really quickley but i do plan on taking that off and painting them.
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I made 6 jumps from PVC and 12 weave poles. My poles are individual so I can add one at a time when training. We're still working on pole accuracy with all 12, but she's starting to get it. I'm using a target at the end of the poles and if she goes all the way through correctly, my son lets her get the treat. If not he picks it up. The first time he did that, she was like, "What the heck?". Too funny!
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my friend lives upstate on a farm so i have my agility equipment up there
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