Swing Plank (not on 4-H list?) (Page 5 of 5) The swinging plank is a board suspended on four points allowing it to move in all directions. Step 1. Have spotters on both sides of the plank to hold the board to keep it from moving. Take the dog over the plank. Don t let them jump off the sides. Step 2. Let the plank move a small amount. Spot the dog to keep them from jumping off Step 3. Let the plank move freely. Make the dog hit the plank with all four feet. Don t let them jump off or over the plank. Step 4. Keep the dog under control and don t let them move the plank too much. You must build their confidence so the dog feels comfortable crossing over this piece of equipment. Crawl Tunnel (not on 4-H list?) The crawl tunnel is a tunnel that a dog must get down and crawl to get through. Step 1. Set the tunnel at training heights. (Set higher than required height for competition. This lets the dog crawl through easier.) Block the sides so the dog will not come out either side. Have someone hold the dog at the start of the tunnel and you call the dog through. Step 2. When the dog goes through with confidence, start the dog by walking up to the entrance of the tunnel and tell them to down and crawl. Keep the sides blocked at this point. Step 3. When the dog goes through without hesitation, lower the tunnel one step, but leave the sides blocked. Step 4. After the dog goes through the tunnel at this setting, remove the side blocks. Step. 5. Set the tunnel at working heights. If do has a problem, back up one or two steps. Step 4. Keep the dog under control and don t let them move the plank too much. You must build their confidence so the dog feels comfortable crossing over this piece of equipment. [Retyped and slightly modified by Barbara Johnson on 4/27/00 from a handout from Joseph Reese (219/326-8426) at Indiana State Fair 4-H Dog Show in 1999.] Indiana 4-H Dog Agility The 4-H Dog Agility Program is based on guidelines from the United Kennel Club. Some modifications to the UKC Rules have been made to provide a program suitable for all ages of 4-H handlers. Dogs showing agility are also required to show in obedience. The program consists of three levels of competition Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. All agility work will be done on a flat, buckle collar. Beginning level is required to use a 6 foot lead. Beginning level dogs will jump no more than 14. All other levels will be off-lead. The level of competition will be determined by the county leader based on the dog s ability and training.
The Crawl Through Tunnel is designed for children ages 2 to 5, and your community will rest easy knowing you've contributed to environmental conservation efforts since it is constructed from recycled metal and plastic. It meets the public playground safety standards mandated by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
Tunnel has a flashing red, blue and green stimulating light system installed in the corner. Our Crawl Tunnel is made up of sections so that you can build this unique multi-sensory area over time.