Dog Obstacle Seesaw Training

The length of the plank should be a minimum of 3,65 and a maximum of 4,25 m. and 30 cm. in width.

The height of the central bracket being 1/6th of the length of the plank from the ground.Examples: L = 3,65 m., H = 60 cm. if L = 4,25 m. than H = 70 cm.

Contact areas: same as the dog walk.

The obstacle must be stable and the plank must be non-slip. However, anti-slip slats are not allowed. The see-saw must be properly balanced (must not tip too fast or too slow) and allow the small dogs to tip it without problems.

Check: The see-saw must tip within 3 to 4 seconds when a weight of 1 kilo is placed at the end of the obstacle. If this is not the case then adjustments must be made.

A-frame:
Two ramps A-shaped.
Width:
90 cm. minimum, which may be increased at the bottom to 1.15 m.

The apex must be 1,90 m. (with a 90° angle) from the ground for the Large dogs and 1,70 m. (frame opened up) for the Medium and Small dogs.

Each ramp should have ant-slip slats at regular intervals (about every 25 cm.) to avoid slipping and making the climb easier, but not within 10 cm of the start of a contact area. These slats should be 20 mm. wide and 5 to 10 mm thick and must not have sharp edges.

The last 1,06 m. from the bottom of each ramp should have a different color (on the sides as well) to indicate the contact area.

The top of the A-frame may not present any danger to the dogs and must be covered if necessary.

Weaving poles: Number of poles: 8, 10 or 12
The poles are rigid and have a diameter of 3 to 5 cm. The height of the poles is 1 to 1,20 m and they are placed 50 to 65 cm apart. The weaving poles at the World Championships must be placed 60 cm apart.

Tube tunnel: Diameter: 60 cm. - Length: 3 to 6 m.

Flexible so that one or more bends can be formed.

Flat tunnel:
It must have an entrance of rigid construction with a depth of 90 cm.

The entrance has a height of 60 cm. and a width of 60 to 65 cm.

The exit is made of supple material and is 2,50 to 3,50 m. in length and has a diameter of 60 to 65 cm.

If the exit can be pegged down the pegs should be no more than 50 cm. apart, allowing all sizes of dogs an easy exit.

  • Tire: Aperture diameter: 38 cm. to 60 cm.
  • Aperture center from the ground: L: 80 cm. – M and S: 55 cm.

The tire must be adjustable in height (chains or rope), fixed or rigid attachments are not allowed.

The bottom half of the tire must be filled for safety reasons.

The base of this obstacle should be at least 2 meters long (1 m. each side of the tire).

Long jump: Two to five units comprise a long jump. The overall length is:

  • L : 1,20 to 1,50 m. (4 to 5 units)
  • M: 70 to 90 cm. (3 to 4 units)
  • S : 40 to 50 cm. (2 units)
  • Width of the jump: 1,20 m.

The units are placed in ascending order. The lowest unit at the front: the height: 15 cm. Height of the highest unit: 28 cm.

Depth of each unit: 15 cm, rising in height.

Corner poles, with a minimum height of about 1,20 m should be placed at all four corners (not fixed to any of the units). The top of these poles should be covered to protect dog and handler if necessary.

Start and Finish: The start and finish line should be placed within 1 m. of the first and the last obstacle. The distance between the marker poles should be the length of the hurdle poles plus 50 cm. left and right.

There should be enough room (at least 6 m.) for the dog at the start and at the finish.

 

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