Our Home Training Shoot Details

I offer this information for the do-it-yourselfers who want a shoot for at home.  If you have any questions, drop me an email and I'll do my best to answer them. 
This is the shoot we use at home.  The day after I took these pictures I painted the shoot and coated the face of the ramp with sand for traction.  I put the sand on when the first coat was wet and gave it another coat of paint when dry.  Note the ball cups cut from a plastic container and fastened with a large headed nail.  Also the two side guards to prevent dogs from jumping of the side.  The ramp is planks and is about 28 inches wide total with a 45 degree inclination.  If you use a shoot without a back stop you need a ball loader, else the dogs may go over the top.
This side view shows the 2" X 4" and 4" X 4" scraps I used to build a sturdy frame.
This is the shoot seen over the course with an obedience high jump set in front of it.  Note also the rough built jumps are not expensive.  We don't need to spend a fortune to set up training equipment.  The dogs just can't tell its not professionally made.
A view of the back of the shoot and the course.

This puppy just scrambled over the jump and stole the ball from the shoot.  Without the jump in front you could even begin shaping turns on a shoot like this in young puppies without fear of damaging their structure.

The puppy couldn't tell that I put this shoot together from scraps, all he cares about is the ball.