Our landlord sucks and we found a house we really like to rent, with really excellent landlords.
The best thing about the house is the location - its right across the street from one of the offleash dog parks in state, also the best SKIJORING area. Literally right across the street, on a dead end culdesac with only one other house on it. No traffic, trail access right across the quiet street, and a view of the park and the mountains from the living room. Nice front porch for dogs to lie on in summer.
the yard is enormous too for Anchorage. Lots are small here and yards tend to be small. This yard is at least 80 feet wide and almost as long. Perfectly flat and empty. Perfect for agility. Only one problem, its only 3/4 fenced. The landlord has graciously agreed that we could add temporary fencing for the dogs. We have a plan, wanted to see if anyone had any better ideas. We are going to use the existing fence, the shed and the carport supports as supports for wire fencing. In between the existing supports, we are going to use concrete column piers that have teco hardware to mount 4x4's to the top. We will use these posts to keep the fence upright in between the existing supports. Then we can stabilize with 2x12's if needed.
anyone put up some temporary fencing in winter when the ground is frozen? Got ideas for me?
I am going to put in an order for an aframe and a dog walk in january!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and yours. Hope the pups got something special.
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The area sounds great and the fence sounds fine, but I wanted to say build your own a-frame and dog walk! It's very easy and much, much, much cheaper. These are two items that are easily built, save your money for things that cannot be easily built a good teeter base and weave poles.

Kristen and
Kali CDX, CGC, TDIA, TT
www.kristenandkali.com
The area sounds great and the fence sounds fine, but I wanted to say build your own a-frame and dog ... that are easily built, save your money for things that cannot be easily built a good teeter base and weave poles.

Stuck-in-ground weave poles work well for me, though they have to go in before the ground freezes. Electric fencing poles with 3/4" PVC slipped over the poles (less than $20).
Beth - check out this yahoo group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/agility-equipment /
You'll find lots of plans in the files section.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The area sounds great and the fence sounds fine, but I wanted to say build your own a-frame and dog ... that are easily built, save your money for things that cannot be easily built a good teeter base and weave poles.

My friend Bill builds the stuff in his garage for me very cheaply. Probably cheaper than I could make it myself, after buying the tools and replacing materials ruined by mistakes. I already have gorgeous weaves and a teeter from him!
The area sounds great and the fence sounds fine, but ... cannot be easily built a good teeter base and weave poles.

Stuck-in-ground weave poles work well for me, though they have to go in before the ground freezes. Electric fencing poles with 3/4" PVC slipped over the poles (less than $20).

The stuck in the ground poles weren't working for clumsy kavik, they kept getting knocked over. Bill makes great weave poles that hinge in the middle, so you can carry a set of six in each hand. I love them and I think they cost me under 200$.
I think the most expensive thing I have is a tunnel, which costs 300$ including shipping ( a fortune). The AFrame from Bill will be cheaper!!!
The stuck in the ground poles weren't working for clumsy kavik, they kept getting knocked over

I ended up springing for a nice set on a base. I did mine basically because I'm lazy and hated having to remeasure and pound rebar every time I mowed the lawn.
I think the most expensive thing I have is a tunnel, which costs 300$ including shipping ( a fortune).

Yikes! I got a tunnel for 110 including shipping and handling. Of course it isn't a competion tunnel, but it is a good size and lighter than the comp tunnels too.
Beth
If its too big to be shipped to alaska USPS, you have to ship it UPS Two Day air to get it to Alaska.
The stuck in the ground poles weren't working for clumsy kavik, they kept getting knocked over.

Really? I don't know a clumsier dog than Rocky, but mine hold in very well, especially now with frozen ground, heh. Are you using the fiberglass electric fence posts?
Here's a pic:

(He was actually weaving fairly quickly until he saw the camera and had to pose.)
I've also got 2 sets of 4 welded metal weaves that I bought for $10 each - I add these to the stick-in-the-ground weaves to practice all sorts of combinations.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The stuck in the ground poles weren't working for clumsy kavik, they kept getting knocked over.

Really? I don't know a clumsier dog than Rocky, but mine hold in very well, especially now with frozen ground, heh. Are you using the fiberglass electric fence posts?

Thats cause you dont' know my kavik! But I was using some PVC pipes with long spikes in the bottom.
Here's a pic: (He was actually weaving fairly quickly until he saw the camera and had to pose.)

He is such a cutie. and a ham!
Looks like the weaves work well for him. Suppose its too late now but will suggest to students in future instead of pvc.
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