DIY Project: Dog Agility Teeter

The completed obstacle.

Jean, the little bean of a dog, has been having some difficulties mastering one of the more challenging agility obstacles: the teeter. This obstacle (along with the weave poles) tends to be one of the harder ones, and for good reason! It moves, it makes noise, and from the dog's point of view, it looks like a road to nowhere.

My agility coach suggested I make a wobble board for practicing at home, but after reading the instructions on how to create my very own full-sized teeter, I knew that was the way to go. I deviated from the instructions very little, and the end result turned out great! I took plenty of progress photos along the way, and I wanted to share those as well as the final product.

While I'm really happy with the way this turned out, there are a few things I would have done differently:

  • Paint the yellow parts first, sand and all.
  • Add the sand more quickly (dropped the ball on this in the middle, so I may have to go back and add another coat with more sand later).

I practiced a bit tonight, and Jean is already more confident! The cheese at the end is definitely making it easier for her.

She's still working on getting all the way to the end before she stops. ;)

Autumn Welles

Autumn Welles