There are many discussions and points of view about jumps and what they should include or exclude. The top of the list should always be safety for the agility team members (you and your dog). It’s important that when a dog or person come in contact with the jump that the component parts fall away dismantling the structure. We also feel that the lighter in weight the materials, that the jumps are made of, the more likely they are to fall out of the way. Our jumps only weigh 4 lbs. Some PVC jumps are very heavy and rigid and can present just as many issues as the older model jumps made from steel. Being light weight is also an advantage when it is time to move the jumps to create a new course, store or transport. It is also important that the exposed ends have plastic end caps creating a blunt end. Plastic jump cup strips are practical and provide a soft impact when brushed up against or when contact occurs. Some agility enthusiasts also feel that the bottom bar is unnecessary. If you feel this way we also offer free standing single jumps that will fit your need.
The See Saw/Teeter obstacle in dog agility can be very intimidating for some dogs and a bad experience or the wrong type of introduction can delay your progress significantly.
The TipAssist aids with Teeter/See Saw training. We know how challenging this obstacle can be for many dogs and the TipAssist is a significant break through. The TipAssisT is used to train dogs to achieve confidence, improve speed and develop independence on the Teeter or SeeSaw. It was developed by Lynne Stephens of Doglogic Canine Education of Statesville, NC in cooperation with Emmco Sport. This product will help your dog to improve:
(1) running though the tipping point to the very end of the see saw
(2) staying on the see saw right to the ground
(3) 4 on or 2 on 2 off ending position. It is built for stability and ease of use.
The cushioned bar also reduces noise. It is easy to change the TipAssist height and measure milestones in training. It stores easily and can be transported for use in different venues. It also includes an instructional video featuring Lynne Stephens’ training techniques that will help every step of the way.
Lynne Stephens of Doglogic Training has some terrific training tips and insights. Please take a look at what she has to say. We know you will find this information to be very helpful.
Tails from Emmco Sport is all about our adventures and various topics concerning dog agility equipment, training, dogs we meet, and most importantly fun! Woof!
We would like to thank ahead of time our loving parents for translating our adventures onto our blog. Our parents also add important topics about the equipment so other dog parents have all the information they need to make the best choses for their families, friends, training facilities and clubs.
Here is some personal info on us:
1/4 Australian Cattle Dog, 1/4 Chow Chow, 1/4 Akita & 1/4 Miniature Poodle Makes for a very pretty girl. Mom says ACE (my twin brother) and I are A-Cutas (my sister Patch Marie is adopted she is only an Australian Cattle Dog). I am a Princess, AKC Canine Good Citizen, love Tracking, Rally, and Canine Free Style (that’s dancing with my mom, she calls it “dancing with the stars”. My favorite music is “The Cats Meow”. It’s Celtic music and quite lively. I get excited every time I hear it. What fun!
The beautiful Miss Gina
My twin sister and I have just turned 5. We had a party with presents and Frosty Paws. My mother tells me about once a day how she fell in love with me at first sight. She says, that the second see saw me in the arms of a volunteer for the Humane Society she asked my name and then she said this is my new son. I was quite adorable and only weighed 13 lbs. I did get a little bit bigger, I weigh 91 lbs. now. But it gets a little annoying when she tells this story over and over again. Well, we love her anyway. I like to take agility classes with my mother and I love the contact obstacles! The best part are the treats, of course. I love to meet people and dogs when I travel to agility events with my father. It’s very interesting.
I am the BIG sister. I am 5 & 1/2. I was adopted by my parents from ARRF. The first year and 1/2 of my life was very difficult and it was hard to find parents, but when I saw my dad and mom I knew they were the ones for me. They take very good care of us all and mom knows exactly what we each like to eat. I know that I am very bossy but I am the BIG sister and I want to make sure that my siblings remember that at all times or else! I like to go to agility classes with my dad and see my friends but I definitely don’t like everyone like my brother does.
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