Range of heights:
- Highest: 2'8" (32").
- Ideal: 2'6" (30" TDAA competition standard height).
- Lowest: 1'6" (18").
- Range between highest and lowest is infinite.
- Suggested maximum weight for dog using dogwalk in agility run is 80lbs.
- The higher the weight towards the 80lb limit, and the faster a dogs runs, the more that we suggest that you utilize sandbags to keep legs of adjustable bases and support feet securely in place.
- In order to make this item ship more affordable, we needed to design it in such a way that there is some initial assembly required. The assembly is minimal.
- We had put this through tests, in which we have had different people of different assembly skill levels assemble the dogwalk. With following the customer instructions, which are picture orientated, assembly time ranged from 40 to 60 minutes. Only required tools are a hammer, and a rubber mallet (if no rubber mallet is available, a piece of wood w/ the hammer suffices).
- After completing initial assembly, setting up and taking down the dog-walk is quick and easy.
Dimensions, Weights, and Materials:
- Raw weight: 63lbs entire unit.
- Plank weight: 13lbs per plank.
- Raw plus packaging weight: 70lbs.
- Package dimensions: 95-1/2" x 13-1/4" x 12-3/4" box size.
- Planks: 94" long x 10-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" thick, hollow ribbed core vinyl. Planks are painted numerous times on topside and sides, and have fine sand traction treated surface under the coats of paint. Traction is fine and evenly layered, and is not rough on dogs paws.
- Bases: UV stabilized 1-1/4" OD PVC with schedule 40 grade and furniture grade pvc fittings. Special design principles have provided the utmost in stability, even with the entire unit weighing so little.
- Anti-bounce supports: One for each plank. Provides stability and a solid surface with minimal bounce and flex. Each is easily adjustable in height with a comfort grip thumb screw.
- Floor space occupied: When set up, approximately 22' or less by approximately 2' or less.
- Misc. hardware: Mix of stainless steel, aluminum, and similar.
Care and Maintenance:
- This vinyl and PVC dog walk will perform well in most weather with minimal maintenance needed. Though some maintenance may be required from time to time, mostly for cosmetic reasons that comes from normal wear. You can repaint the planks. Instructions for painting the planks are provided.
Is this DogWalk right for my dog?
- Though it is capable of supporting much more weight, our suggested maximum weight for dogs using this dogwalk in a agility run is 80lbs.
- Some dogs run faster and harder, whereas some are slower and more gentle in their runs. Having a larger and fast running dog will not damage the structure of the dog walk, but may cause the dog walk to shift during a run (particularly if dog walk is set up on a indoor matting surface). The higher the weight towards the 80lb limit, and the faster a dogs runs, the more that we suggest that you utilize sandbags to keep legs of adjustable bases and support feet securely in place. You can buy sandbags from us here. If needed, we would suggest having 10. You can always buy these later if you should find that you need them.
- The planks are 10-1/2" wide, as is in the required range specified by the TDAA competition standard. Whereas a plank in other agility venues is 11-1/2" wide. We have found the difference to be negligible, and makes little difference to dogs of most sizes.
- This dog-walk meets full requirements for TDAA (teacup dog agility association) competition. Though it does not meet requirements for AKC, USDAA, etc competitions. It does not adjust up to 48" high, and board width is slightly less than what they require for competition use. Though this does make for an excellent dog walk to practice on, for any venue.
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