Some Home-made Agility Equipement !
What you can't make try eBay for.. and other sites like Amazon . You may have to save up.. but its worth it for happy dogs.
MUCH you can make yourself... jumps and Dog walks and Pause Tables and weave poles ... the only real problem one is the tunnel/shute.. but you can buy that seperately.
This is one set you could save for.. but honestly... make what you can and buy a shute
Tunnel/shutes at Amazon
Ok... you have a computer... do your research for stuff.. compare prices... but you should be able to make alot ! You arent looking for competition grade... just fun SAFE stuff ...
Below is a few homemade directions too !!
This piece will be heavy so make sure you know where you want it.
You'll need 2 pieces of plywood 3/4 inch thick if possible. It would be best to frame this on the underside for stability with 2x4's or 1x2's.
The contact side will need thin slats running across at aprox. 12 inches apart for gripping. These slats will need to have the sharp edges sanded smooth to avoid injury.
The surface will need to be painted with a flat paint (glossy is too slick) and a fine sand between coats. That is paint your board and cover the paint with generous layer of sand while still wet. Let dry and the excess sand will come off easily. Repeat that process. You want the contact sides to have as much traction as possible.
Join the 2 pieces of painted plywood with strong hinges. On the inside of the frame, hooks and chains can be used on both sides as a "stop" so the frame only opens as far as the chain allows.
You will need to "cover" the very top where it hinges with a carpet strip or something simular so toes and paws aren't caught in the "fold".
You will need 3 planks, 12 inches wide, 2 inches think and I think they come 10 or 12 feet long.
Your base can be made from sawhorses, utility ladders such as you find in hardware stores that fold in a variety of ways, up-side-down metal trash cans, whatever you find that is the right height for you and stable. Some bases are constructed from PVC. I intend on using 2 plastic 55 gallon barrels/drums and fill them half way with water to give the lower portion weight, making them hard to tip over.
As with the A Frame, the incline and decline planks will need slats. Paint and apply sand in layers as described in the A Frame to all the planks on the contact sides.
Connect the planks together with hinges on the underside. Here you may be able to find removable pin hinges for easier assembly, and disassembly for moving or storage.
As with the A Frame, the "folds" will have to be covered or filled to avoid toe/paw injury if there is a significant gap. By trimming the ends at an angle the gap can be avoided when assembled
Home Made Weave Poles
White drainage pipes from any DIY store;
brush handle to fit inside pipe cut into approx 2" at one end and 3" at other;
six inch nails (for the ground spikes);
coloured electricians tape (mum did that bit) - or paint
cut pipes into 2'6" lengths;
knock 6" nail into 3" piece of wood;
fit into one end of pipe and screw it;
get the 2" piece of wood and fit in other end of pipe and screw it;