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I mean fun for the dogs... I don't mean fun for you weird people who love working on building things! :D

My puppies LOOOOOOOVE making obstacle courses out of things. They love trying to trick each other running around the walls that separate our kitchen and living room (you can see them gleefully change directions and tip-toe around, hoping to sneak up on the other)... they have a field day on the front deck, running underneath and all around the rocking chairs... in the back yard, they taking flying leaps over a ditch-type thing, over a log, and anything else they can find to jump over, run around or climb up.

I've looked into buying an agility set just for fun for them, but they meet challenges so easily I'd rather buy or build them something like a kid's playset, but for dogs... something wooden and sturdy, with things like a ramp they can run up, things they can run through and around, and other fun stuff that challenge them physically and mentally (they love good problem-solving toys too so I'd love for there to be intellectually challenging "games" for them too).

I've been searching (this and other forums and the web in general) and am only finding the standard agility stuff. Has anyone ever bought, built or seen anything like this?
 

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I went to Home Depot and bought PVC pipe and a PVC pipe cutter and made a ladder and several different sized jumps myself. The cutter was fairly easy to use. It took my 30 minutes to made the ladder and 10 minutes for each jump.

There's lots you can make yourself if you're creative. I've seen a teeter made out of a painted 2x6 board with a large piece of pvc pipe bolted to the bottom.

Here are instructions to make your own A-Frame and Teeter:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/lp_dogs/article/0,2041,DIY_14061_4202941,00.html

I've also purchased non standard "practice" agility equipment from:
http://affordableagility.com/

They are the most reasonably priced I've found. I have several pieces of equipment from them that I use in my backyard - a tire jump, a 9ft tunnel, a bar jump, duffle jumps, weave poles.

This might be more what your looking for but it is pretty pricey:
http://puppyplayground.com/supplies.shtml
 

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Great links... thank you!! Yeah, I was thinking of some type DIY solution with pressure-treated lumber (I figured it'd be sturdier and look better than plastic) but I guess the main thing is that the puppies have a blast!
 

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Oh! I had missed that -- thank you; this is exactly the kind of thing I'm interested in! Now if I could get my husband interested in picking up a hammer and nails...
 
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