Our Class Shoot Details

The purpose of this page is to show how to build an inexpensive but fully functional shoot that can be made at home.   Larry Worrilow had a shoot made from these pictures by Mike Freda and has kindly put the plans on his site, I tend to work without them which does make things interesting from time to time.
This is a face on picture of our class shoot set up for intermediate level training on the shoot.  I also have light plywood sides that I can attach if we are using it outside (no chairs!!)  The two white spots you see on the black matting are velcro for attaching balls.  These are the lower ball stations and are in the same position as they are on our boxes.  Two other stations are just below the back plate at the top.  The shoot angle is adjustable at 15, 30 and 45 degrees and is pictured at 45 degrees.  The shoot is about 30" at the bottom and tapers to 22" at the top.  The ramp length is about 3'.
This is a view from the bottom up.  The ramp of the shoot is well supported by lengths of 2" X 3".  The ramp itself is 0.5" plywood.  It is fasted to the bottom supports with heavy bolts which are removable.  It is supported at the top on a piece of 2" X 4" that it is attached to with heavy hinges.  The ramp and support piece are moveable to two other positions.  Note the other two sets of four holes drilled in the back plate.  
This shows the back of the shoot.  The back plate is two pieces of pine 1" X 12" pine supported by three cross braces secured with drywall screws.  The bottom support is fastened with heavy bolts.  The three silver splotches are the nuts and washers holding the shoot's ramp support piece in place.  Note the two extra sets of holes drilled in the back plate below the washers for other ramp angles.

The whole point here is to use what you have at hand to manufacture your own shoot.  To make this shoot I bought the hinges and fastening bolts specially.  Other material was remaining scrap from other projects.  The dogs can't tell the difference folks.  You don't have to break the bank to play flyball.