,,,to buy the stuff to start making agility equipment. LOL!
He takes things like homework assignments very seriously. Our agility homework said to practice walking on the narrow plank, so he just had me look up dimensions and now he's off to build one.
That will be a good thing to have, I suppose. So many of the contact obstacles are based on walking on narrow planks.
A question, though: How does a Great Dane walk on a 12" narrow board?
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I envy you. If only I could get my hubby that interested in the dogs. Can I borrow yours.....just every now and then?
Have fun Connie. Another easy training obstacle to make is take a 4'x4' piece of plywood and center it over a rock or something, so that it is "tippy". Then throw treats on it, the dogs have to walk on the tippy board to get the treats. They soon habituate to it and don't even care that it rocks around. It helps with the teeter totter obstacle.
Yeah the tippy boards are awesome!
Get a few weave poles made too and you can start training those
How cool that he is so into the class (We need pictures of the finished products)
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Hmmm, I like the tippy board idea! That's a good one.
Kevin is very good with the dogs, bless his heart. He's very trainable too. I was watching him and Simon in class the other night. Simon was having a really hard time walking on the narrow board. He didn't want his back feet on there. She was asking people to have dogs walk the length of it, then sit at the end (on the board).
Well Simon was just having a devil of a time. Then finally, he did it! And Kevin dug into those treats like mad to jackpot Simon! I didn't know who I was prouder of.
Awesome! I made 2 jumps for Abbey out of PVC. That was easy! I had to borrow some tools from my dad, but I did it all by myself. I like that they can be taken apart and stored in my storage unit since I live in an apartment.
I would love to have tunnels and chutes for her to practice with, but they can be pricey.. homemade is wayyy better!
I never thought about the tippy rock thing, good idea to practice the teeter-totter!
Tunnel available at toyrus and they collaspe real small. I got Cinnamons when she was a pup and she still has it.
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