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Specs Dogs is a collection of boxer dog stories told from the eyes of Brix, the boxer dog. He is also known as the B-Stud. From these boxer stories, we learn of the joys and pains of puppy-hood to adult life. Along the way, boxer dog and owner learn to strengthen their human to canine bond thru training, playing and just being plain silly. Enjoy!


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Friday, April 2, 2010

DIY Dog Agility Jump


B-Stud is back and leaping into the nice weather!  Check me out!  Mom decided to take me out and do some DIY agility.  I could be the next Michael Jordan, if I choose to be.  So far Dad only made me a jump.  He's thinking about making some weave poles and a tire jump too.  The whole backyard is going to look like an agility course.  As for competition, I don't think it's my thing.

Anyone can make the DIY agility jump.  It's simple and it's cheap!  Those are the words Dad likes to hear.  So how do you make the DIY agility Jump?  I reveal Dad's secret!

Materials:

1. PVC pipe (central vacuum) x2 (each is 10' long)
2. PVC glue.
3. PVC tees x4
4. End Caps x8
5. Different colour duct tape.
6. Any old screws x8

Just by looking at the above photo, it's self explanatory.  The base is made from 2 tees.  Each tee forms the 2 vertical posts which are 3' tall.  The bottom legs are 1.5' each.  Dad made the lowest jump 1' tall because I'm a medium sized dog and I can clear that in my sleep.  It is also fixed by two tees connected to the post.  This way, it holds the jump together.  The middle jump height is 18" and the tallest one, (the one I'm jumping) is 24".  The width of the whole jump is approximately 3' long.  By no means is Dad's jump regulation agility dimensions.  We're on a budget so we had to shrink things down.  Dad attached the jumps by cutting the end caps in half and screwing them to the side of the posts.  Pretty simple and made the agility jump look a little nicer by duct taping red and yellow stripes.

For about $30 bucks, I have a jump now!  And the best part is, since we don't have a lot of storage here, I can leave it outside and it won't get ruined. 

That's our DIY dog agility jump.  Simple and cheap, and not too bad looking too right?
Future projects, DIY weave poles and DIY tire jump!

B-Stud.

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