Agility Equipment

Discussion in 'Dog Sports' started by doglover1234, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. doglover1234 Active Member

    How do I practice agility if I don't have any equipment?O_o
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  2. Ariel Well-Known Member

    It's not hard to make your own equipment. That's what we did. For fairly reasonable prices you can get things like pool noodles, pvc piping, glues and tapes. The only one you may have to buy is a tunnel/chute.
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  3. southerngirl Honored Member

    I take two of my outside chairs and put a broom or something across it for jumps.
  4. doglover1234 Active Member

    Cool thx! I'll try that!(y)
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  5. Dogster Honored Member

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  6. doglover1234 Active Member

    Yah! It's fun!:)
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  8. Tâmara Vaz Experienced Member

    Use your criativity! You can make jumps with boxes, buckets, pipes, sticks...Almost anything!
    For the hoop you can use a bicycle tire, a hula hoop... For the tunnel I use a long box(not prefect, but cool)...

    For the others I have no ideas, but pipes are very useful... :)
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  9. Mutt Experienced Member

    @southerngirl, make sure when you do that that the broom will fall of (will move with your dog) when Missy touches it. otherwise your dog can hurt yourself. So you can only jump one way.

    Making your own equipment is great (well in my case my brother makes them), but they should always be safe!
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  10. southerngirl Honored Member

    The broom is on top of the arm of the chair the slightest touch knocks it off. Missy never knocks it over anyway cause it's to easy for her.
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  11. Mutt Experienced Member

    ooh never mind then;)
    I thought you meant the broom was resting on the spot where you normally would sit down (and was helt back by the backing)
  12. southerngirl Honored Member

    nope it would defiantly be too easy for Miss and dangerous.
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  13. Mutt Experienced Member

    now I'm quite curious how high your chairs are, because ours are way to high to jump over the armrests let alone the top of the chair :ROFLMAO: (thats why I thought you did it on that way)
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  14. southerngirl Honored Member

    I actually did use to put it in between totally forgot, but I stop after I figured out it was dangerous if were not to clear it. She never had a problem jumping over it and never came close to knocking it off when I put it under the arm of the chair. Here is a video at the end I use the chair(before I knew about it being dangerous to put it in between) so you can see about how high it is.
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  15. KatieMarie Active Member

    I have a very old video of Kricket jumping..it was from when I first started jumping her and had to go over jumps with her. I used to use whatever I could find, now I built my own. Three jumps and a set of six channel weaves for $14.
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  16. Pawbla Experienced Member

    I can't believe that is "too easy" for Missy, hahaha!
  17. KatieMarie Active Member

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    Sorry that they are blurry, I am not sure what is going on with my camera. But this goes to show that anything can be used..even a random bush! Kricket jumps 3'6" reliably so I don't have any worries about her hitting the saw horse, and if she misjudged, she can easily push off of the top. :)
  18. Pawbla Experienced Member

    The blurriness in the second one is a focus problem. Try a "macro" or "portrait" setting :). In the third one there is a small motion blur, but unless you have plenty of daylight, it's hard to avoid considering she probably moves very fast.
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  19. KatieMarie Active Member

    Thank you. I was not taking the photos, my mom was. I shoot in manual and don't have problems such as those, and my mom uses auto and doesn't usually have issues with that lens either. I think I am going to run a few tests and see if I need to have the lens mico adjusted and the motor looked at, because it's usually spot on..
  20. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Yeah, I assumed, since I assume you were the one standing in them? Haha!
    Maybe it's a bit dirty, but usually these kind of problems are not lens related but rather user related. If she was shooting on "automatic", the second one was a "though" shot for the camera. There was plenty of background to choose from rather than foreground. If your mom is like mine, she probably just shot before focusing, so the camera was forced to pick.

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