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 Post subject: How to create a persoanlized Dog agility course
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:45 am 
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I was looking on the internet for ideas on how to create my own dog's agility course. Then I cam across this article that breaks down ideas on the kind of personalized agility course to create for your dog.


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 Post subject: Re: How to create a persoanlized Dog agility course
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:26 am 
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Thanks, Sam!

I know there are guidelines for how old a dog should be- bone and joint development- before they start agility, but I don't know what they are, do you?

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 Post subject: Re: How to create a persoanlized Dog agility course
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Chris!

I know that there are different agility exercises for dogs. But of course the exercise you choose depend on the age of the dog. Most agility courses start with pre agility exercises to help strengthen the dog's bones and joints.


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 Post subject: Re: How to create a persoanlized Dog agility course
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Some of the equipment is fairly easy to make. My husband has made both jumps and weave poles for me, out of pvc. And I have used a child's fabric play tunnel, too. The dog walk and teeter would both require a lot more work than that article describes. For a dog the size of a cocker, a 2x6" board won't nearly be wide enough for one to walk across, and, in my opinion, would be quite dangerous. I think you would need them to be a good 18" wide to safely keep the dog from falling off the side.

With any piece of equipment, safety should be considered. For the jumps, make sure the cross bars will drop off easily if the dog hits them going over. For the weaves, there should be some "give" in the bars as the dog goes through them. And if you're training a puppy, keep the jump heights low, as their bones and joints are still developing.

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