How to Build Dog Agility Obstacles

Agility training can be fun, easy and inexpensive.
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Dog agility training is one of the fastest growing canine sports, but you don't need access to professional agility equipment to start training your dog. All you need is some everyday items with which to make of your own simple, affordable agility obstacles.

Step 1

To make weave poles, insert a row of ten 3-foot long PVC pipes -- or dowel rods -- into the ground, leaving enough space for your dog to safely navigate through. Make sure all poles are standing up straight and are equally placed apart.

Step 2

To make a standard jump, use two cinder blocks spaced a little less than 3 feet apart. Put the remaining doll rod across the blocks as a crossbar, balancing it on top of the block so that it easily falls off on contact. As you need to increase the height, add more blocks to the top.

Step 3

To make a pause table, simply cut a rope or ribbon into four individual 2-foot lengths and form a square, overlapping the corner ends. Hold the rope/ribbon pieces down by nailing the spikes into each corner end.

Step 4

To make a tunnel, unfold the plastic collapsible children's tunnel, stretching it out in a straight line or slightly curving it. Then nail down the tunnel using a spike at each entrance

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