November 13, 2012

Dog Agility Equipment

We love our dogs. We love to spend time with them cuddling, playing, walking, and just lazing about. Our dogs love us, and they just want to be around us all of the time. Well, now, we can take this time with our pups a step further and start exercising with them. A whole slew of dog agility equipment is available for dog owners to start training with their dogs.

At PetCo or Petsmart, dog parents can find all sorts of dog agility equipment. Dogs and their owners can start with a dog agility beginner’s obstacle course, which includes obstacles from hurdles to tunnels to poles. The beginner’s course starts a dog’s training, but soon enough dog parent and dog will move onto more advanced courses. These can also be purchased from PetCo, Petsmart, or even where one can also find books to help out.

Beyond the obstacle courses, other dog agility equipment is available. For instance, one could purchase a puppy treadmill to help exercise the dog. If I participated in dog agility, I would place the puppy treadmill next to my own so that we could exercise together. This way I could watch my dog on the treadmill to make sure that he was safe while also exercising myself. This is a win-win situation for all.

The puppy treadmill helps build the dog’s endurance and also tones the dog so that he is better ready to tackle the other dog agility equipment. Just like with humans, dogs need to start small and move up as their skills improve. They also need to continue training, and the puppy treadmill just adds to that.

So, if you are interested in training your dog for agility events, then be sure to look into the proper dog agility equipment. Participating with your dog can help create an even stronger relationship. And who knows, maybe you’ll have the next best in show for dog agility!

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Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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