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And tarps. Lots and lots of tarps. Ground tarps, waterproof tarps, screen tarps, reflective tarps.

You forgot clamps and bungee cords of every size and description to accompany said tarps.

Clamps would be "clippy things to hold tarps on." But I forgot bungees!! And car crates, and towels and blankets just for the dogs, and crate fans for the summer, dog coats for the winter. Emotion: smile
And buying a tent. You aren't a real, dyed-in-the-wool agility competitor until you have a tent. And mesh crates. And ... least two for each person, one for the tent and one for when the jumpers ring is way over THERE.

You forgot the cart to pull all this stuff around! We are still shopping around for that. A lot of people use luggage cart type of things but for rough ground I think you need something with larger wheels.

AND earlier this week we looked at.. MOTOR HOMES!
Admittedly, agility trials wouldn't be the ONLY reason for a motor home but they were definitely up on the list! Too many of our "local" trials are still three or four hours away - just too far to go back and forth even two days in a row.
~~Judy
And buying a tent. You aren't a real, dyed-in-the-wool agility ... one for when the jumpers ring is way over THERE.

You forgot the cart to pull all this stuff around! We are still shopping around for that. A lot of people use luggage cart type of things but for rough ground I think you need something with larger wheels.

I don't use a cart. The outdoor trials we attend almost all have close parking, so it's a matter of one or two trips with tent to get set up. The indoor trials don't demand a tent, so I can schlep all the junk in one trip, set everything up, then go get dogs. Emotion: smile
And to think I started taking classes to make the boys' breeder happy. Beth

First it's a set of weave poles, then a few jumps and soon you are into the hard stuff - contact equipment. Next you're planning around local trials...

next you're expanding your definition of "local"... mine is "about 500 miles"

;-)
EmilyS
First it's a set of weave poles, then a few ... stuff - contact equipment. Next you're planning around local trials...

next you're expanding your definition of "local"... mine is "about 500miles" ;-) EmilyS

My winter vacation - fly to Florida 4 day trial with dogs, come back for two days and drive to TN for another 4 day.

Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/
First it's a set of weave poles, then a few jumps and soon you are into the hard stuff - contact equipment. Next you're planning around local trials...

Hey! How did you get a peek at my 2004 calendar!
Beth
nd mesh crates. And tarps. Lots and lots of tarps. Ground tarps, waterproof tarps, screen tarps, reflective tarps.

Don't forget I track and do obedience! I have a bunch of stuff that is doing double and triple duty. Like my broad jump.
Beth
When I first started talking to Rocky's breeder, we had a conversation that went something like this: She: So, what kind of job are you going to with the dog? Me: Huh?

At least I was already doing obedience and tracking or she probably wouldn't have sold me Trip. Never mind that I was willing to drive from Richmond, Va. to Ithaca to pick him up.
So, agility it was. Now, other than work, agility is basically my life. Welcome to the collective.

The one that worries me is that my tracking buddy does agility but isn't as rabid as I'm feeling. In fact she threatens to whack me when I use the term "Q."
Beth
The one that worries me is that my tracking buddy does agility but isn't as rabid as I'm feeling. In fact she threatens to whack me when I use the term "Q."

Oh you'll meet lots of new friends as well. Your tracking buddy can stay your tracking buddy (though frankly, I think anyone who doesn't go nutso for agility is a bit odd myself) and you'll add new agility buddies.

I'm doing a bit of tracking too, though not too seriously. Have you seen Ed Parsnall's stuff at Pawmark? www.pawmark.com. Check out his polylines. Gorgeous colors, they don't burn the hands and they don't tangle.
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