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Dog Hurdles and Jumps for Small Dogs

January 23rd 2010 19:58
When training my dog to run agility obstacles, I found that the jumps were the easiest to train. You start them low and you slowly raise the bar to the appropriate height, but when training small dogs, it's hard to start too low. The best thing is to start with the bar on the ground, then work your way up. Although, depending on the size of the dog, you may not be working too far up.

The bars are raised in 2 inch increments, and if you have a Yorkie or Shih Tzu sized dog, you're not going to be raising the bar up to 10 inches.

When training the different jumps and hurdles, you'll want to start simple. Start with the single bar jump, and work your way up to the triple bar and then the tire. The flat panel hurdle is similar to the bar jump, so once the dog masters the single bar, go ahead and check out the flat panel, and then move to the double bar agility jump.

If you're just looking for something to run the dog around while outside, you don't necessarily need all of the agility obstacles. One or two jumps would be perfect to run off the energy in your hyperactive Jack Russell Terrier.

Agility Single Bar Hurdle For Small Dogs/Red and White
99.99- The single bar jump consists of one bar the the dog must clear without hitting it. When it comes to small dogs, the height is much less than it is for a big dog. Small dog jumps are about 4-18 inches high at 2 inch increments. The total height is 36 inches. This particular obstacle is easy to set up and break down; plus it comes with a carrying case for easy storage.

Agility Double Parallel Bar Hurdle For Small Dogs/Red and White
119.99- The double bar jump has two bars that the dog must clear without knocking over or kicking either bar. It adjusts from 4 to 18 inches depending on the height of the dog.

Agility Triple Parallel Bar Hurdle For Small Dogs/Red and White
139.99- The triple bar hurdle includes three bars that the dog must fully clear for a good jump. For small dogs, the height varies from 4 to 18 inches at 2 inch increments, which is hte standard for both the AKC and USDAA.

Agility Panel Jump For Small Dogs/Red and White
119.99- With a single flat panel, you add the panels at varying increments according to the height of the dog.

Dog Agility Tire Jump
89.99- Like he other jumps, the tire jump is foldable. It's made of PVC coated metal and includes a carrying case for easy portability. You'll receive two tires with two different apertures- a 20 inch and a 22 inch. The tire jump doesn't come in big and small dog versions, because it is fully adjustable so that you can adjust the height of the tire for the height of the dog.

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