Friday, May 4, 2018

Agility Equipment for Sale in NW Illinois

Last fall, I listed my agility equipment for sale, but then decided to think about it for a few months just to be sure.  Spring has come, and I know I will not be going back to agility, so here is the equipment I have left.  If you are interested in any of these items, email me at

 SOLD Weave poles - $195  Set of 12 poles in three 2-pole sections and two 3-pole sections.

SOLD Teeter - 2"x12"x12' board on metal base - $75

TAKEN Wooden dog walk.  The two ramps are detachable.  Since the middle section is one piece, it will either require a large trailer or disassembly for transport.  Free. 

SOLD 20' NTI tunnel, 4" spacing - $75

SOLD 16' NTI tunnel, 4" spacing - $50

SOLD 10' NTI tunnel, 4" spacing - $25

SOLD 8 pairs of heavy duty tunnel bags (with or without the sand).  The velcro no longer works, but these tunnel bags have very strong handles, and I used nylon rope to secure them to each other.  $25 per pair or all 8 pairs for $150.

 SOLD Double jump standards.  No bars included.  $15

Triple jump standards.  The bottom left piece is loose from the frame.  It rests against the frame, but I have pushed it out for this photo.  $20

 SOLD Wooden long jump with four corner.  $30  I no longer have the four corner markers.  So this is just the four nesting pieces of a long jump.  - $20

Two 4' jump bumps. $5 each.

SOLD A frame with mover.  Sides are plywood, frame is aluminum.  $275

SOLD Nine metal tunnel holders with nylon cargo straps and 2 10" lag bolts anchors -  $20 each or all nine for $150

SOLD Six 4.5' wingless jumps with one bar each.  I used sliding jump cups for safety-one pair per jump.  $5 per jump

Seven 4' wingless jumps - Sorry I only have four bars.  I used sliding jump cups for safety-one pair per jump.  $5 per jump w/bar; $3 each for the jumps without bars.  $25 for all seven.

Homemade break away tire.  The break away feature was made with two rare earth magnetics. - $45

Home made table, approximately 16" high. - $15

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Working on the 2017 IFCS WAC Individual Jumping Course

I decided to tackle this year's IFCS WAC Individual Jumping course.  Esteban Fernandezlopez analyzed the run-off run of Stanislov Kurochkin for the members of the Bad Dog Agility Academy, and I wanted to see if I could get where I needed to be on this course.  You can see Kurochkin's run here.

The red squares represent three critical handling positions.  A is for the threadle from 6 to 7,  B is for the threadle from 10 to 11, and C is for the #16 tunnel.  We worked on the course in sections throughout the day and then put it all together.

Friday, June 23, 2017

In May, Will and I went to a UKI trial judged by Eric Burknap.  There were three tunnel challenges in his courses that I wanted to set up and work on at home.  It took me more than a month to get around to it, but we finally had a chance to work on them today.  Here are the sequences we worked on.  Each contains the original challenge from the trial, and one of them contains an additional tunnel challenge.  Have fun.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Honing Our Long Jump Skills - Part 1

I joined Justine Davenport and Jessica Patterson's Shape Up or Ship Out group.  I was able to set up some of the courses from the first two lessons, but as winter settles in, I will have to content myself with just working some of the drills and skills when weather permits.  On the bright side, I'll have no shortage of courses to choose from come spring.

On the first course I set, Will had problems with the long jump.  The sequence was such that he ended up slicing it just a bit too much.  I decided to haul out my long jump today and work on some angled approaches and a right angle exit line.  Here's what I came up with:

We worked through the top set of sequences today.  (The bottom
set is simply the mirror image for us to work when weather permits.)