How Long Is a Dog Agility Seesaw?

by Karen Curley Google

    The agility seesaw, also known as the teeter, is one of three contact obstacles used in agility competitions. The other two contact obstacles -- those whose surfaces your dog’s feet touch -- are the A-frame and the dog walk.

    The required length of an agility seesaw ramp is 12 feet, according to the United States Dog Agility Association’s regulations. The width of the agility seesaw ramp is 11 to 12 inches. The height of the seesaw ramp depends upon the size of your dog, ranging from 24 to 27 inches.

    The seesaw contact zone is the area where your dog gets on and off the seesaw. During an agility trial, your dog’s paws must touch the surface of the seesaw in the first 3 feet of the ramp and the last 3 feet of the ramp. If your dog jumps on or off the ramp and misses the contact zones, he receives five faults, according to USDAA competition regulations.

    About the Author

    Karen Curley has more than 18 years experience in health and nutrition, specializing in healthy food choices for families. She received USDA certification in food components, nutrient sources, food groups and infant/child nutrition, and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts. Curley is also an avid gardener, home renovator, Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog trainer.

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