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DIY: Build Your own 2×2 Agility Weave Poles

29 Apr Posted by in Agility, D.I.Y | 5 comments

You might remember that back in November I posted a tutorial on how to build your own agility weave poles with the help of my friends at the Dog Agility Shop.

Well when winter rolled around I had to pack up my poles since it was just too cold to practice outdoors. That was until my dad surprised me for Christmas with a set of homemade 2×2 Weave Poles.

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

I’ve been using my set all winter, and I’m proud to say I can now weave, but I completely forgot to share how they were made with all of you! So better late than never – here’s my tutorial for building your own set of indoor 2×2 Weave Poles!

DIY Dog Agility 2×2 Weave Poles – Set of 6 poles

Supplies Needed:

Step 1: 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. Then you can stripe your poles with colored duct tape to make them more visible.

DIY Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 2: Cut your Steelworks Plated Slotted Flats into three 36″ length pieces and six 9″ length pieces.

Step 3: Drill a hole the same size as your carriage bolts into the bottom of the PVC Plugs.

Step 4: Place the 9″ Slotted Flat pieces on opposite sides and 6 inches from either end of your 36″ length slotted flat pieces. Place your carriage bolts through from underneath to hold them together, with the PVC plugs on top. Add your washers and hex nuts to the inside of the PVC plugs and tighten to hold them together.

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 5: Slip the PVC couplings onto the bottom of your poles and then slide them into the PVC plugs that are attached to the Slotted Flat pieces.

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 6: Lay out the Weave Pole Placer as a guide as to where to place your poles (you can opt to leave it under the poles or remove it after they are placed). Your poles will work best on a carpeted surface.

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

DIY 2x2 Dog Agility Weave Poles // Ammo the Dachshund

For a quick tutorial on how to teach your dog the weave poles using the 2×2 method check out the video HERE. You may want to find a dog agility trainer or class in your area for more detailed instructions.

If you would like to make a set of outdoor weave poles, check out my tutorial HERE. Ammo the Dachshund

  1. Jenna Z07-26-13

    Wow, awesome instructions, thanks for posting! But I think the required amount of flat steel is off, 36×3 is more than 90″. I might start off with just two sets of two and then moved to my stick in the ground once I get more reliable performance.

  2. Mandi09-24-13

    Thank you! Just curious, how do you keep the poles stable when they are placed side by side? If we are doing this indoor we can’t bolt into the ground. Are you using double sided tape? We are interested in using Susan Garrett’s method so I have to be able to keep adding…

    Thanks!

    • Ammo09-25-13

      I’m not sure exactly what you mean. This tutorial for the 2×2 weaves stand on their own using the metal brackets that were installed. It is not bolted to the floor at all – as you can see in the photos they are being used indoors on carpeting – which seems to work best at keeping them to stand (and these particular 2×2’s have not been tested outside on uneven ground). If you plan to use them outdoors then I recommend this method. Hope that helps.

  3. Jen11-11-13

    Save yourself a lot of trouble if you are going to have to cut by hand, Home Depot sells a 3 ft. Length of the slotted flats. And yes, if your supports are 9 inches, you will be short 18 inches.

  4. R11-21-14

    Thanks so much for putting out such awesome detailed tutorials! They’ve helped a ton!

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