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Ok here’s what this article is about. I’m not a professional dog trainer, but I would like to get into agility with my dog as a hobby. I don’t have any current plans to compete and no local clubs I could join. I do have a bit of space in our backyard, so I was hoping to buy some dog agility training equipment for home-use.
I did some research and found it surprisingly difficult to find dog agility training equipment in Australia. I suppose if you do agility professionally, it’d be best to ask around in your local club for recommendations on where to get equipment. For a novice like me, I just wanted to buy some parts online, but I couldn’t find many online retailers that I was comfortable buying from.
Most websites I came across looked outdated and/or had no security certificates which makes me uncomfortable when it comes to making purchases online.
So, in this article, I’ll share with you the few options I found where we can buy dog agility training equipment in Australia. If you know of a small Australian businesses that sells dog agility training equipment, please let us know so that we can update this article – thank you!
Equipment for dog agility typically consists of multiple obstacles, such as tunnels, dog walks, weave poles and jumps. If you’re new to agility like me, you might want to purchase an agility set with multiple different obstacles rather than buying items separately.
Here’s an agility set with 3 different obstacles for under $100, including free shipping from within Australia.
This book is a great introduction to Agility as it’s easy to understand and breaks everything down into small pieces. I couldn’t find a local supplier for the book, so would recommend to either check with your local book shop or to buy the Kindle edition through the link below.
This tunnel is a bit more of an investment at $300 including free delivery. It’s a great choice for larger dog breeds as it is spacious and includes securing poles. If you have a small dog, you can also try a children play tunnel as a cheaper alternative 🙂
Another option is to DIY your dog agility equipment which can be a great choice due to limited options to buy equipment in Australia. I don’t have any experience with this myself just yet, but I know that there’s lots of helpful YouTube videos on the topic.