I’m at the point in my Dog Agility training that I’m going to start learning how to do weave poles. Learning to do weave poles is one of the most challenging things in Dog Agility, so mom says it’s important that we have our own set at home to practice in between classes.
Building your own set of weave poles is super easy and cost effective (about $25) with the help of the Dog Agility Shop. Here’s what you’ll need…..
DIY Dog Agility Weave Poles
- A set of 6 or 12 Spikes from the Dog Agility Shop (I used 6 since I’m a beginner)
- Weave Pole Placer from the Dog Agility Shop
- 3/4 inch PVC Pipe (total of 228″)
- Six 3/4 inch PVC caps
- PVC cutting tool
- Duct Tape
Once your Spikes and Pole Placer arrive from the Dog Agility Shop you will need to cut your 3/4 inch PVC pipe into 6 pieces that are 38 inches in length. Then place the PVC caps on one end of all your poles and attach the other end to the Spikes. Then you can stripe your poles with colored duct tape to make them more visible. Once your poles are done, lay out the pole placer, and place your poles into the ground through the grommet holes in the placer. Now you’re ready to learn weave poles!
Inexpensive, easy to set-up, easy to transport, and oh so much fun – these weave poles are looking great in my backyard!
Sadly there are no super cool photos of me weaving through these poles like a pro (yet), because I’ve only just begun my training.
Having these bad boys in my back yard will give me no excuse to not show up everyone in my class when it comes to the weave pole training.
My classmates are gonna be sooooo jealous!
For more agility tutorials check out my post on Building your own Dog Agility Jumps.
Disclosure: I received a set of spikes and pole placer from the dog agility shop for review. However, all opinions are entirely my own.