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What qualities do you look for in Single Jumps? Our new jumps use Plastic Connectors.

New Jump with Patch and Dad

New Jump with Patch and Dad

Single Jump tripod side

Single Jump tripod side

Single Jump Footed side

Single Jump Footed side

Single Jump Foot

Single Jump Foot

Single Jump center bar and foot

Single Jump center bar and foot

New Single Jump fully assembled

New Single Jump fully assembled

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.

Click here to see the videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2_MFs62Uho

 New Single Jumps and Patch 

Puppy Hike at Hanging Rock State Park, NC

Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park

I love love love to go anywhere my father goes. He likes to take us all on hikes and we all help out by carrying supplies and water. ACE always gets tired first, so we like to stop by a creek so he can cool off and rest. What a big baby!! My biggest job is to make sure my father has enough kisses. Whenever I am in doubt, I just make sure and give him a few extras as long as my sister doesn’t feel I’m over doing it. She can be so bossy. What a pain!!
 
- Gina
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What are the features to look for when choosing a See Saw/Teeter?

Click here to see the video What are the features to look for when choosing a See Saw/Teeter? – YouTube.

The features you need to look for are: 1. Rubberized surface  2. Performance is predictable and consistent 3. Reduced friction providing smooth decent and return. 4. Reduced flex  5. The base needs to disperse any movement.  6. Easy to assemble and transport  7. Plank falls within 3 seconds when a 3 lbs weight is placed 1′ from the end. 8.It should have an adjustable stand with a telescoping rod, not a chain, making it easy to train at different levels and also competition ready  9. Durability and strength!

 

See the Teeter at:    http://shop.emmcosport.com/Teeter-T0001.htm

Gina helping to deliver a new Teeter to a customer.

Gina helping to deliver a new Teeter to a customer.

Gina in the Garden

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I love to spend many hours in my garden on pretty days. I love to watch the birds and run after squirrels. The only problem I have is when my neighbor Taffy (a miniature daushound) also comes out and barks and barks and barks. She can just get me worked up and before you know it I have the fence in my mouth and am pulling it back and forth. My mother doesn’t like me to do this and says it is not lady like but Taffy is just soooo annoying. Then mom makes me come in and says I have to be a GOOD NEIGHBOR!
 
 
She started it first. I will try to do better next time … maybe!
-Gina

Puppy Logic (Drain Pipes)

We don't need drain pipes!

We don’t need drain pipes!

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Don’t you find it incredibly annoying when you see a small animal (like a squirrel or chipmunk) waltz right into a drainage pipe. It just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up! I mean, so what if I bite the pipe into strips trying to get them?

That pipe was too long anyway. Seriously, someone could have tripped and hurt themselves walking though that creek bed!  (You know how people can be, walking around without really examining the consequences.)

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own paws, and help make a change for the better! Anyway, this still isn’t as bad as when I pulled the gutter spouts off the house. (You know how parents can get so picky over these things.) I mean, what’s more important – rodent control or drainage? Really.

You get the picture!

Patch