Agility Equipment

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

A-Frame
The A-Frame consists of two wide ramps.  When upright the A-Frame looks like the letter ‘A’.  The part of the ramp nearest the ground (when upright) is painted in a contrasting colour to the top part.  This indicates the part of the ramp that dogs need to make contact with.

Long Jump
The Long Jump consists of two to five low planks, spaced slightly apart and raised off the ground a little. The planks have a slight horizontal slope, each graduating in height and width.

Hurdle
There are a variety of hurdles (jumps) utilised for agility competitions and include single, spread and winged.  Hurdles consist of two uprights that hold a bar.

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

See-saw
The See-Saw is similar to a child’s see-saw in that it consists of one long plank fixed to a sturdy base it can pivot on.  Each end of the plank is painted in a contrasting colour to the rest of the plank to show where dogs need to touch.

Dogs run up the plank, tip it, and then run down.

Tyre
The tyre obstacle consists of a circle made of ag pipe tubing. This is suspended in a sturdy frame and dogs jump through the hole in the tyre.  The height the tyre is suspended at depends on the height class

of the dog.

Pipe Tunnel
The Pipe Tunnel is a long flexible tube that dogs run through. This tunnel is often flexed into different shapes, from straight, to a complete ‘U’ shape, to an ‘S’ bend.

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

Agility-Equipment

Dog Walk
The dog walk consists of three equal length planks.  These join together to form an up ramp, a cross ramp and a down ramp.  Like the A-Frame, the area on the up and down ramps closest to the ground is painted in a contrasting colour.  This indicates the part of the plank that dogs need to make contact with.

Weave Poles
Weave poles consist of a set of upright poles spaced at 550mm between centres.  Most events utilise a set of 12 poles.  Dogs slalom in and out of the gaps between the poles in a slalom action.

Cloth Tunnel

This consists of an entrance of rigid construction that resembles a short tunnel, and an exit of a tube of cloth.  Dogs run into the open part of the tunnel and then push their way through the cloth to exit.