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LARS LAJ® | How to Design Agility Obstacle Course for Dogs?

How to Design Agility Obstacle Course for Dogs?

A playground for dogs with specially designed training equipment will not only make every pet happy, but also take care of its condition. Check out our tips on how to create a functional obstacle course for pets in just a few simple steps!



Modern hoops and jumping bars, balance straight, inclined and point, slalom bars and tunnel are our suggestions for effective training for our little friends. Dogs will never be bored with Lars Laj!

Here are our tips for creating the perfect space for play and development for our four-legged friends:


1. Number of devices adapted to the size of your terrain


When designing the space for the dog run, it should be remembered that the number of equipment that can be placed in it depends on the size of the area at our disposal. Dogs should have a sufficient amount of space to run, and the equipment should not overlap, so that they can be used freely.


 OUR TIP

If you have a small amount of space, choose one of the devices from each category. For example, one jumping practice machine, one balance beam and a tunnel.



2. A playground for dogs is not only about training devices


In addition to the set of devices, the park should include:

  • a place for owners to rest,
  • street furniture necessary to keep clean,
  • a separate place for a toilet for dogs.

OUR TIP

Our offer includes a wide selection of street furniture: litter bins for cleaning up after pets, as well as benches and table tables for rest and integration for owners. Check it out here.



3. Selection of appropriate devices


We can help you choose the right equipment to design a fantastic dog playground. Below is our landscaping idea for exercising with a dog! Check it out and get inspired!


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1. AGILITY TUNNEL

It is rather the easiest obstacle so it’s a good starting point. A dog should run at full speed to the entrance of the tunnel, then run through it and exit quickly.

2. AGILITY JUMP  BARS SET 

Dogs love jumping by nature! Depending on your dog's height and ability, you can choose one of three different heights to train. Please note that both before and behind the obstacle there should be enough space to start and finish the jump. 

3.  AGILITY MINI STEPPING PLATFORMS

To properly perform the exercise, the dog should step on or jump on the step. The steps have different heights. This exercise is great for improving the dog's motor coordination. 

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4. AGILITY HIGHJUMP BARS

In order to overcome an obstacle, the dog should jump over bollards one by one. In order to do this exercise you need a run. 

5. AGILITY WALK RAMP

A dog can walk or run up the ramp, then along the top of the plank and down the other side of the plank. Similarly as with an a-frame ramp, the bottom areas of the ramp are “contact areas” which a dog should touch with a paw before running up or down to complete the agility task.

6. AGILITY MINI JUMP BARS 

In order to overcome an obstacle, the dog should jump over bollards one by one. In order to do this exercise you need a run. 

7. AGILITY SEESAW

A dog can walk or run up the seesaw, move along until the seesaw tilts over to the other end. The bottom areas of the seesaw are “contact areas” which a dog should touch with a paw before running up or down to complete the agility task

8. AGILITY WEAVE POLES

It is the best to start with just 6 poles. It is generally required that a dog should enter from the right side of the first pole at top speed and exit to the left side of the last. A dog should weave through each pole as quickly as he can and stay as close to the center line as possible.

dog playground equipment

9. AGILITY A-FRAME RAMP

A dog can walk or run up to the top of the ramp and descend to the other side. The bottom areas of the ramp are “contact areas” which a dog should touch with a paw before running up or down to correctly complete the agility task.

10. AGILITY DOOBLE HOOP JUMP

The dog should jump over rims without touching them. The learning should start with a lower rim.


OUR TIP

More inspiration on how to design a functional playground with elements of agility for dogs can also be found in our "Playground Plandrawings" tab.



Let's remember that creating a dog park will not only make the pets from the area gain a great place of entertainment, and their owners an interesting alternative to spending free time. The agility park is also an opportunity for the development of our pet on many levels.


The advantages of exercising on agility equipment include:

  • Improving the physical activity of both dog and man;

  • Improving the dog's skills - listening, remembering, combining facts;

  • General fitness enhancement (outdoor exercises, with lots of repetitions and intensive movement between devices can be a great form of training);

  • Supporting the dog's motor coordination;

  • Building a relationship between the owner and the dog;

  • Exercising concentration skills (especially when there are other dogs nearby);

  • Strengthening social bonds, both by the dog and man.


We will also help you to design rescue dog sets. Our products can be used for dog training centers.

 

Contact us and together we will create your dream dog run!

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