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Ok here’s what this article is about. I’m not a professional dog trainer, but I do 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 equipment for home-use.
When I looked into it, I 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Most websites I came across looked outdated and/or had no security certificates which makes me uncomfortable when it comes to making purchases online.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 either shipped from within Australia, or from overseas with the option of having it shipped to 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!
What Equipment is used in Dog Agility?
Equipment for dog agility typically consists of multiple obstacles, such as:
- dog walks,
- weave poles, and
- dog agility jumps.
Each piece of equipment is designed to test different skills and abilities of your dog, as it navigates through the obstacle course.
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.
Dog Agility Set (Obstacle Course Equipment)
Here’s an agility set with 3 different obstacles for under $100 . Australian stock isn’t always available, so make sure to double-check the options available to you at the check-out.
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 above.
Dog Agility Tunnel
When it comes to dog agility tunnels, it’s important to buy one that you can secure to the ground, so it won’t move around when your dog runs through it.
This dog tunnel is available for under $100 and includes stakes to secure the tunnel.
If you find that stakes aren’t enough to secure the tunnel for your dog, you might want to check out tunnel bags like the ones you can see below.
Indoor At Home Dog Agility Course Set
Indoor Agility Course Sets are really popular and when I first started researching agility equipment, you could only buy this set from US-based warehouses.
As I’m updating this article in January 2023, I’m excited to see that they’re now stocked in Australian warehouses, which means you can get them delivered in just 2 days for less than $100, including free shipping with Amazon Prime.
That said, please always double-check the latest delivery options and shipping fees available to you at the check-out page.
At the time of writing, these agility poles sold for $42.95 including free shipping from Australia.
These weave poles typically need to be imported from the US, but on the flip side they’re a lot more sturdy than the cheaper Australian option.
Puppy Agility Equipment
If you’re looking for agility equipment for a puppy, I recommend starting with the indoor agility set I’ve shown above. It’s the easiest way to give your puppy lots of space and time to investigate the equipment, without exposing it to the unpredictable environment of a dog park that has shared agility equipment.
Agility Equipment For Dogs – Overview Infographic
How do you make Dog Agility Equipment?
Another option is to DIY your dog agility equipment which can be a great choice due to limited options to buy equipment in Australia. There’s lots of helpful YouTube videos on the topic.