how I make simple dog agility training jumps that don't take up as much room as jumps with
See below for the method.
You'll need two pieces of wood about 38 inches long for the uprights. 3 inch by 2 inch is ideal.
I used offcuts bought for 50p each.
Then you want two pieces of wood for the crosspieces. These came from an old palette. They
should be long enough to make a frame about 4 feet wide when joined to the uprights.
Find two more pieces of wood for the feet. They should be long enough to give the jump
Give them all a lick of paint and then start the construction.
screw the feet to the bottom of the uprights as shown in the diagram.
The frame should now
look like like this. You'll need to measure and mark the uprights so that you know
where to fix the jump cups. I use six cups fixed at 35cm, 55cm and 65cm. If
you want a midi height you'll need to measure and mark a height of 45cm.
Here's how to make your own jump
cups. You will need a few empty washing up liquid bottles for this. It's a
shame the makers of washing up liquid didn't think of agility people when they started to
put the stuff ito funny shaped bottles. I think we should start a Bring Back the
Round Bottle Campaign.
Cut the bottom off the bottle to make a pot.
Cut the pot in half.
Shape each half to make a jump cup.
Make two holes in the end.
You now have two jump cups ready for fixing.
Note: It doesnt go down very well if you buy a crate of washing up liquid
andempty the bottles into a bucket.
If you have a fast and furious dog you
may find that the bottle cups above tend to wear our rather quickly.
Oh well I have to admit that Sasha knocked the cups to pieces in no time,
whereas Jamie used them for years with no damage at all. He became a
very careful and accurate jumper. If you want to buy some sturdy jump cups
cheaply have a look at the cups below
Here's the finished jump.
Jamie, this is a
Why not try it?
Yes it is a
wonderful jump. I went to
a lot of trouble to make it you know.
OK. I'll put it down to
I'll give you a titbit
if you try it.
So why didn't you say there was