a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: International Agility--Jumps

Sunday, May 22, 2011

International Agility--Jumps

SUMMARY: A creative idea in agility equipment.
June 12, 2011: Replaced some photos and added more!
One of the things that I've always loved about dog agility is the joyful, pure, brilliant colors of the equipment against the green grass of an agility field.

Jim B has been refurbishing and building jumps for use at Power Paws, and I love love LOVE the glossy paints he's using; the colors gleam at me and lift my spirits. But, even more, he's now deliberately turning the agility field into an international experience for those of us who tend to stick close to home with our dogs.

THe project's still under way, but it's so much fun, I thought I'd share.





Mexico or Italy, maybe still TBD:





And...Canada or Switzerland, take your pick...


  1. I'd tell you how lucky you are to take lessons there but you probably know that better than anyone.

  2. It took me a while to realize how lucky I am. They were the nearest trainers--actually I think just about the only trainers--anywhere near me when I started, and I wasn't thrilled with the lonnnnnng drive up into the hills, although really they're within easy driving distance (20-30 minutes unless traffic is really bad). At that time, people were driving in from all over the bay area for classes there-- 90 minutes or more one way. If I'd had to do that, I might never have gotten involved in agility.

  3. What a neat touch to bring added colour and interest to the field. I could swear these were the very same jumps in the Spruce Meadows international show jumping ring!

  4. Updated photos and added more just now!