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Re: Agility Equipment

Posted by:  Carol Pierce
Posted on:  November 18, 2002 at 13:32:01

In Reply to: Agility Equipment
Category:   Terrier Trial
Posted by:  Barbara Wright
Posted on:  November 15, 2002 at 22:03:19

Question:

: I have a 2&1/2 year old male, broken-coated JRT named Nutty Buddy. I would like to train him in the Agility course, more for his exercise and fun time than just to compete, because he would adore it. But where do you find all the equipment/obstacles, such as hurdles, seesaw, etc, or flyball structures. I have 3 acres that he runs around on, but I'd like to do something more structured for him. What do you suggest? Thanks for your great website! Barbara


Response:

Dear Barbara,

Being a "cheap" sort of person, I would assemble and construct obstacles out of found material. Keep your eyes open on trash day for wooden or PVC poles, discarded doors, shutters, barrels, fence sections, tires,etc. With a little ingenuity, you can make a fun course of your own on your place.

The dogs don't care a bit about the jumps being painted nicely! Safety is important, though, and take care that splinters and sharp edges are taken care of. I've heard that Toys-R-Us has the big plastic tubes to run through. I think they aren't expensive.

Have fun !

Carol