Supporting agility dogs with specialist lifetime cover
Equipment during Lockdown In these unprecedented COVID-19 times of social distancing
and self isolation, many people would like to be able to train at home
but don't feel they because they don't have equipment. Long term you may
want to invest in proper equipment but for now, you may be able to renew
some old jumps or knock up something cheap and cheerful, using things
you find around the house or caravan. Di Whiting and Mike Jackson have
done just that.
Changes, Changes & More Changes
Garrett has been one of the top UK's competitors for well over 20 years and has been
lucky enough to compete in Europe since 2000. During this time, she says she's seen things
change... a lot of change. She has sent us her thoughts on the new generation of agility
equipment which we are beginning to see on the agility scene.
- Making a simple but reliable practice jump Carmen and her dad Rich Dieppe have been working on
some plans for building a simple, inexpensive and easy to make practice jump they would
like to share with you. (15/07/01)
Agility equipment can be expensive. But did you ever think that you could make
some of it yourself. You can find information on building agility equipment is all over
the place. Just try doing a web search on 'agility' and start surfing. Or you can start
with Richard Deppe's recipe for Weave Poles below.
How to... Make Garden
A simply explained construction guide, giving
advice on how to build inexpensive agility obstacles for the back garden. All items apart
from the contact trainer are very simple but effective training aids. Reviewed by Mick
Lucky Circle of Wheel of Misfortunate The hoop is the only jump without a detachable element.
Martin Pollard thinks this means it cannot be as safe as other jumps. He has some
ideas for an improved tyre and is looking for other interested people with similar
concerns to have a 'cyber' brainstorming session. With new comments from Penny
Garner-Carpenterand Gary Spindler. (13/08/00)
More About RFID
Martin Pollard looks at RFID technology and it's practical use in agility.
Seesaw Study An evaluation of the
motions of competition seesaws from research conducted by Clean Run magazine.