Agility training can help keep you and your dog in shape while offering a fun way to work out for both of you. To teach your dog how to jump, or trip see saws you need to have specific agility equipment for dogs on hand.
Agility training has one great advantage over other dog and owner sports. It welcomes all different kinds of dogs from small through big to cross-breeds. It’s more of a mental game than a physical education for the animal, but you may want to add a regular aerobic exercise to your morning schedule if you plan on keeping up with him.
To make your dog do things you want him to do, you have to either come up with a way you can achieve obedience, or learn from others. It's necessary to have him listen to you before you can take agility training for dogs seriously. This part of the process is free and a few square feet of open space in your backyard should be an adequate piece of 'equipment'.
As soon as your dog takes training seriously and he listens to you, you have the most important part of a future champion of agility competitions done. You can get further pieces of equipment to train him better either online, or at any local pet store. You don't have to buy the most expensive tunnels and see saws at the first time, but safety has to be your first priority.
Do not train your dog with low quality equipment or an injury may cross your plans. Go for pieces that don't have sharp edges and are of proper size for your pet. Desks, tables and jump bars are cheap parts for your equipment. If you go for the absolute minimum you can have the essentials for less than $200 total. Considering that just a registration fee can be that much in bigger competitions, it's not that big of a commitment.