Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A new toy for the yard.

OK so I didn't get the video of the 4 basics to post yet, nor did I get a walk in with the Canny Collar, BUT I had a great long weekend with the dogs and my family and I even got a project finished. I was given this:
Some may recognise it as the better part of an agility jump. A quick trip to Lowe's and 2 dollars and 14 cents later (plus tax, some hand sawing and some colored electrical tape) and Ta Da! we have this:
Pretty cool huh? The jump height is even adjustable. Not a bad deal if I do say so myself.
Jenny doesn't look all that impressed. I know the strips don't exactly match. All I will say is that rolling tape around a pole evenly is harder than it looks. Here's what my yard looks like now.

My next project is to rebuild a stablizer for the barrel tunnel and find no-slip tape to apply to the inside of it. (and maybe the outside as well since I thought of a trick with a dog on top of the barrel) I couldn't find what I wanted at Lowe's. They only had strips for the inside of a tub, nothing the size of a step which I thought would work better. Anyone have any ideas where I can find those? I'd rather not have to order them online.


Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I love how cheap PVC is!

Maybe an RV supply story would have the grip strips (no idea what they are called) for the steps into an RV... maybe an auto part store also.


Katie said...

Very nice. I've made jumps a couple of ways, and that one seems to work out the best. Yay for PVC!

What I want next is a teeter.

Marie said...

I never thought about an auto parts store. Thanks!!