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.
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
- Weave Pole Placer from the Dog Agility Shop
- 3/4 inch PVC Pipe (total of 228″)
- Six 3/4 inch PVC caps
- Six 3/4″ inch PVC Couplings
- Six PVC Plugs (Slip) (must be able to fit inside the PVC Couplings)
- Six Carriage Bolts 3/16″ x 1″ length
- Six Hex Nuts to fit Carriage Bolts
- Six Washers to Fit Carriage Bolts
- Steelworks Plated Slotted Flat (90″ total in length)
- PVC cutting tool
- Socket Wrench (or something to tighten nuts)
- Electric Drill & Drill Bits
- Duct Tape
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.