Dog & Cat Agility



As a dog or cat owner, you probably know that your pet is not only great for exercise, but also a great companion. This is because dogs and cats are highly intelligent creatures and are capable of learning new tricks and skills. They are also fun to train and interact with. However, there are a few obstacles that even the most advanced dog or cat trainers have faced in training their pets.

For example, dog agility courses present gaps in the paths of the dogs which might be dangerous for your pet as they don’t have enough experience of jumping over obstacles (or even on their own). This is particularly true when dealing with larger breeds like Great Danes or Greyhounds.

These kind of problems can be solved by using dog park tunnels or chutes to create an obstacle course! These tunnels can be made from many different materials: plastic, PVC pipe and rubber tubing; as long as they have a smooth surface, you can use them to make your training more efficient. You should check out our guide about making dog agility tunnels here . Check out this infographic for more tips on how to make your own tunnel:

The Benefits of Using Dog Tunnels and Chutes

Are you considering dog agility training for your pet?

I’ve seen many dogs and cats go through tunnels and chutes in their daily lives, and it’s a real eye opener. Dogs are naturally curious and will go through anything for some interesting new experiences. Cats will push through any obstacle just to get a snack or to see if it can escape. So why don’t we train them for more than just being family pets?

In the last few years of my work as an animal behaviorist, I’ve met owners who have purchased tunnels with hopes of creating more appealing environments for their pets. Some are even willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a tunnel, but the potential benefits are often not well understood by consumers. In fact, the average consumer believes that the purpose of a tunnel is to make the owner look like an expert when they aren’t. In reality, most tunnels are meant to simply provide fun or interesting games with minimal risk or injury (though there is a chance that accidents can happen).

It seems as though tunneling isn’t exactly what people expected at all (or thought they understood) when they bought them — so here is a quick rundown on what we recommend you do:

1. Remove any existing plastic in the tunnel; this may be tough if you have an expensive toy or another item you want to protect from damage.

2. Remove all metal from inside surfaces; this may be difficult if you want your pet to be safe around sharp objects (think about how your child might feel about their Lego set being chewed on).

3. Use sturdy materials such as wooden poles and rubber tires; steel is okay as long as it isn’t too thick or hard for your pet to chew through (the tips of either end should be strong enough).

4. If possible, use cloth on all sides and edges of the tunnel; this will prevent damage caused by chewing nails and other sharp objects like razors because those sharp edges won’t cut into the materials underneath — making them much safer than other materials might be otherwise!

5. Once you have removed everything else, turn off any lights in the room so that your pets can explore without being distracted by lights (note: lights should only be turned off during training sessions). This means no exposed wires so that sparks are less likely to cause accidents during playing.

How to Use Tunnels and Chutes to Promote Agility Training

Many people are interested in learning how to train their dogs and cats to become more agile, but often this involves long, tedious sessions where the dog or cat is forced to press against a hard surface. While such training might help both dogs and cats in the short term, it would certainly be better for them if we could find something else that makes it easier on them, even if we have to use their own strength. The dog version of this is called “dog agility” and the cat version is called “cat agility.”

These things are not that difficult for your pet to do, but because you have to put your own energy into it, that does not make it convenient for you (and understandably neither does your pet). But what if you could get your pet doing this work on its own? Well, one way of doing this might be through a kind of tunnel or chute!

Let’s look at some of the different kinds of tunnels and chutes:

1) A tunnel is simply a rectangular box (like a large cardboard box) with a small opening leading out toward some surface. Your dog or cat can step inside the tunnel with either its nose (or your hand), then run off into whatever direction it prefers. The idea here is that the dog will be able to run back and forth quickly over something flat or hard and go back and forth again until it reaches its preference (probably in about 10 minutes). This kind of tunnel works well enough for most pets as they are able to take advantage of their natural locomotion skills. A disadvantage here though is that since there’s no padding between the surface and the dog/cat, it might take longer than an ordinary session for your pet to get used to stepping out into something different (especially if you try different surfaces or throw heavy objects at them).

2) A chute has a gap between some material like wood or plastic so that your dog can pass through easily without having to jump too high up into air past a wall of material. Here again you can use your own strength: just slide down onto something sturdy enough so as not to damage yourself while getting out through the gap (or wait until after you’ve succeeded in sliding down onto something before doing anything else!). Chutes tend to work better when they leave room around them so they don’t block each other; however they also tend not work very well under super-low pressure due to friction

Dog or Cat Tunnels and Chutes Comparison Chart

If you are new to dog agility and want to develop it, one thing that is a good starting point is the idea of “dog tunnels” and “cat tunnels”. Here I will discuss what these are and offer a comparison chart that illustrates the differences between the two.

A dog tunnel is an enclosed tunnel (or course) which is used for training dogs in obedience, tracking, or agility. A dog tunnel can have a small window in the wall at both ends allowing access to food and water for dogs. The tunnel may be made of wood (wooden or plastic), plastic, heavy concrete or even steel. A cat tunnel is also an enclosed tunnel which is used for training cats in agility, tracking, or other high level skills such as flying with their tails up. A cat tunnel has many smaller windows that allow access to water and food for cats – some are made of wood (wooden or plastic), others of concrete, steel etc., but all have at least one small window that allows access to food for cats.

A dog tunnel can be described as being like a wading pool – there are many entrances into it but no exits; while a cat tunnel can be described as being like an airplane – there are many exits from it but only one entrance into it. But they both have advantages:

• A dog tunnel gives you greater flexibility in using your space however you want; you can use them on the street (and pick up lots of litter), on paths around your yard or even inside your house. And they are fun; they feel like something out of Fido’s dreams!

• You can train your dogs along any pathway you choose; this means you can get them out into nature where they would not normally go – say, walking along a leash around town with their owners so everyone sees them!

• Cat tunnels have very specific uses: if you need transportation for your pet cat and others don’t care about its safety (say when taking it on walks) then a cat-tunnel system may be ideal for transporting your pet safely and securely around town, streets and through public areas – even shopping malls where dropping off/picking up pets by car would be illegal!

In addition to these generalities about dog tunnels/cat tunnels one might notice some differences between them:

• Dog/cat tunnels usually require more space than cat/dog tunnels do – somewhere between 10-20%

Conclusion

I thought I’d mention one of my favorite topics: dog agility. There are so many good reasons to train your dog or cat for agility, some of them quite obvious (such as the improved health, safety and well-being of your pets), some less so (such as the potential for awesome competition and possibly even paying a few dollars per square foot).

But there are also lots of other reasons. For example, agility gives you time for you and your dog to bond (which is important for a long-term relationship). It helps improve socialization with other dogs or cats. It improves the physical fitness of your pets. And it helps improve the level of trust between you and your pet.

So, now that you know all these great benefits, why do we do it? Well, because if you want to take your pet on an exciting adventure — to be free and fast — then we think you should make certain things easier on yourself and your pet:

• A durable dog tunnel or chute is easy to use (you can see exactly how it works on our large video tutorial below)

• It minimizes the chance that a part of the tunnel or chute will get damaged

• It keeps both parties safe from accidents (especially if they have a tendency to slip)