DIY AGILITY A-FRAME for Backyard Agility | Build an Agility Course

DIY AGILITY A-FRAME for Backyard Agility | Build an Agility Course

Today you guys, we are going to show you
how to build your own DIY A-FRAME. You guys had been asking us to do this
for a very long time and we had our
A-Frame for five (5) years now. It is starting to fall apart and we did not
built it. I bought it from somebody else. What we are going to do is,
we are going to de-construct our A-Frame. Then, rebuild it and as we do that,
we are going to explain to you guys
how to build an A-Frame. This will take us quite, a few weeks
to actually film…
(laughter) But, eventually when is all done,
you will get an awesome video and then,
down in the video description below there will be a link to our blog with all the
information and measurements on how to build
your own DIY A-Frame for your backyard. Here’s the list of all the materials you will need They will also be listed on the blog.
Just click on the video description below. The first thing I’m going to need is,
two (2) of 4×8 sheets of plywood. We have the two (2) 4×8 sheets here. They’re going to be measured so the top of the
A-Frame will be three (3) feet across
by eight (8) feet long. We’re gonna have a little bit of extra and
we’re gonna cut that off. Jamie is going to cut this off, so we can get
ready to paint this stuff. Now that we have, our two (2) pieces of plywood
cut to the exact size that we need, now we are going to primer the surface. I’m using the ‘Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer.’
This had a ‘mold and mildew resistant film’ You can cover with any type of top coat. This is what I’m using to primer these. We are going to primer the top, sides and
the bottom. Alright! We are going to do, two (2) coats
of the primer and a whole thing. We found out that our A-Frame was a little bit
more rugged than we thought. We are now building an entire new one,
instead of the de-construction and
re-construction A-Frame. We have everything pretty much laid out,
for what you will need for this project. Again, there will be a blog post
down below, to show you guys
all the stuff in detail. You are going to need some hinges,
some screws, some brad nails,
some deck screws, you’re gonna need about six (6) feet
of chain, per side. You’ll need these little hooks to go
on those and this to hook them on to that. You will need, some liquid nails,
that will be for this. Again, will explain more on this as we go
on further. You will need your wheels,
primer because all these wood needs
to be primed which is what we’re doing right now. Your two (2) different colors of exterior paint.
These are the colors that we are using. Is like a yellowish green and the blue. You will need some floor finish,
‘non skid floor finish additive.’ That is going to go, into these two paints,
when we paint. You will need six (6) 2×4 stud boards,
cut to 33 inches. Then, you will need four (4) 2×4 stud boards
that are eight (8) feet long. These and those, are going to make
the box around the base of the A-Frame which we will show you when we get there.
Then you will also need… Fourteen (14) pieces of…
This is the lattice and these are the
strips that will go across for the dogs to grip. Again, will show you more of that,
when we get there. That’s the basic run down of everything
you will need to make the A-Frame. (Jamie) “You can find unpainted and painted lattice…”
(Jessica) Yeah! (Jamie)
“…To make sure you get, the pre painted one
and then you don’t have to…” (Jessica) “The pre painted was a penny more,
so I went with that…”
(Jamie) “Right…” (Jessica)
We pretty much have everything we need
and now, as we continue this process, will show you how to build an A-Frame for your
backyard agility. Once you do the top board’s primer,
the next thing we are gonna need to do, is to attach our lattice.
Before we do that, we need to measure out every
twelve (12) inches. We’ve done that, all the way up
the board, you will need seven (7) of
these pieces. Then, the bottoms of these…
Here’s a little line mark here… Will each hit the twelve (12) inch mark. This is our next 12 inch mark,
so will be one there and we will continue that, all the way up. Now, we have to attach these! OK, to attach the little lattice pieces,
what we’re gonna do is to put
some liquid nails on the back. You can pretty much use any type of
outdoor glue for this. You don’t have to use liquid nails
if you can’t get it. We’re gonna run one little bit across
the back of this. Now, we’re going to flip it over and we mark
the lines on each side. We’re gonna match up each corner. Then kind of press down on this
a little bit. The glue will help hold the lattice in place. Then, we’re gonna use some brad nails…
(background noise) Then, nail it in place. You can also do this, with a hammer nails
if you don’t have brad nailer. What’s going on in here?
Or out there?
I’m working hard on the A-Frame? What are you guys doing?
Napping… Napping…
(laughter) Once we have our board primed,
all these little pieces are nailed and glued
down and the glue has been given some time to dry, we are going to measure
from the bottom of this board… Forty two (42) inches up.
Then, we are going to make a line. This is your contact area. This needs to be one color.
The top needs to be another color. We are painting ours…
(laughter) (Jessica) Apparently, looks like mustard yellow…
(Jamie) It looks like mustard yellow… (Jamie) It darkers a little… (Jessica)
The first coat of paint we’re putting down
on this board is one coat without the non skid… applicant inside there.
We’re just doing one quick coat
on the base of this. Then, we will add the sand, which will
make it a non slid surface. The top of ours is going to be blue. We are also taking all of these
side boards and we are measuring forty two (42) inches up.
The color will change here as well. The bottoms of these will be yellow
and the tops of these will be blue. For the bottom color paint, will have
the bottom half of your 2×4 painted. Two (2) of the bottom boards, the short boards
painted and the bottom of each
of the ramps painted. Oh my goodness! It starting to come together. Once you have your bottom colors done,
is time to do your top color. We are doing blue and yellow,
so we’re gonna go ahead and put our first coat of blue on.
Again, this is going to be our first coat. The next coat, will have the non slip sand
added into the paint. Now, we are going to add the
‘Non skid finish additive’
to the paint. But… We’re not actually
gonna add it to the whole bucket. Because once you add the stuff to the
bucket of paint, the paint
will not stay good for very long. We’re gonna put it, in the little rolling pan. Then, mix a little bit in there. (Jessica) Oh! Be careful!
(Jamie) Shuz…
(Jessica) You’re getting it, in the paint. (Jamie) You can’t get in the paint…
(Jessica) Uh… That’s what it looks like.
Is like fine little sand granules. We’re just gonna put a little bit in there,
cause that’s supposed to be filling
a whole gallon. Will put a little bit in and if
we feel like we need to add more,
we will. We’re testing it, to make sure we mix it
well enough. You can see the little bits
of sand granules in the paint. That’s going to give us a nice
non skid surface. Now, we’re doing the yellow and we’re mixing
the non slip surface stuff
into the yellow. We just put it in the small pan
and we’re mixing it together. We’re actually gonna do,
two (2) coats of this. So, we have the blue coating down and
when that dries, will do another
coating of the blue. The same thing with the yellow.
It looks like mustard, doesn’t it? We got the non skid coating in the yellow
and the blue. Now, we just got to let it dry. We may do a second coat on the blue
because we didn’t do the sand as thick
as we did on the yellow. We might do a second coat. Now that we have everything painted,
we are going to screw together. The base frame work for the
A-Frame. Again, we have the 3 boards that are
thirty three (33) inches long each. (background noise) Then, the eight (8) foot long
two (2) 2×4 boards.
(background noise) Now, we got it all screw together in one piece. Now, we are going to take
this piece… We are gonna put it on top of here.
We’re gonna nail it down. Now that we got all our bread nails
and we got one side completely done, now we’re going to do the other side. Check that out. All in one piece. (background noise) We’re preparing for the wheels. We put, the wheels on ours, cause it makes it
easier to move. You don’t actually have to add the wheels. But, trust me that it will make it
a lot easier to move. (Jamie) Yes. Now, we are going to take the hinges and
attach them to the board. Memphis! Are you sitting on the table
waiting for us to be done with the A-Frame so you can come and play on it?
You bad table top dog! (laughter) I see you! Since we have the A-Frame before,
we were able to kind of… Put ours back in the same
position and you may want to do this laying down
before you stand it up. So now, we are installing the chain.
I’m installing the eye hooks and you need
four (4) of them. One for each side and they are just
about a foot up from the brace that goes
across the middle. Alright! We’re adjusting the chain.
I need a little over six (6) feet of chain
on each side. We’re adjustin it and what that is gonna do,
Jamie is down right now. When we put the A-Frame all the way out,
it will stop it from falling down. Part of the reason behind the chain
is so, we can have the A-Frame be lowered
for practice, cause sometimes is easier to make it a little bit lower.
When you are teaching your dogs
to go over the A-Frame, also this is not a regulation size A-Frame.
This is a backyard practice agility A-Frame. Ours is only eight (8) feet up, on each side.
Regulation is nine (9) feet up, on each side. This is just for practice and backyard agility. Is alll done! The only thing left to do is, show it
to the dogs. I think Oakley will be glad to have her shade back. Come on here girls! Memphis! Look!
Memphis quick! Walk up! (laughter) Oh, look!
The A-Frame is back! Does it smell brand new paint? Are you happy as you can be? Are you the queen of the world again? “I’m the queen of the world again!” What you think Shelby? Walk up!
She’s like,
“Whoa! It smells different!” “I don’t know, is kind of smell different.” Walk up! Do it! Walk up! Memphis is like,
“I can do it!”
(laughter) … Bark it at you. What you think Shelby? She’s like,
“Whoa! What’s new?” “Is like all new.
The whole thing is new!” Are you super happy that is back? (laughter) Memphis is like,
“This is all I wanted for!” “Is a game for me…” “I just like to stand up here and having
the advantage.” Walk down Memphis! Walk down! Walk down!
This way, come on! Walk down! Good job! Good job! Shelby, walk up! Whoa! Memphis is like,
“Hold on! Let me test this non slip grip!” Memphis is like,
“Nope! This is mine! I claimed this!” Shelby, you can do it!
Walk up! She just ate a mosquito…
(laughter) Good job! What you think Oakley? You own shade is back! Say the A-Frame serves for multiple purposes. For practice and for shade. There they go! Oh! I thought she was going to dig… Shelby is like,
“Hey! Play with me!” Aww! Come here! Shelby! Come here! Shelby here! Shelby, walk up! Good job! Good job! Now she can dig a hole. Oh yes! The A-Frame is digging holes under. Your sandbox is back! Yeah! Makes the sand box nice and cold
underneath here. The rest of the backyard is hot. (growls) Oh yeah… Fun under the A-Frame! What are you doing? (Jamie) You are getting dirty!
(Jessica) So dirty! Oh she got…
I thought she can jump on the pool. And… Here they go… Whooom! Look out! There she goes! In the pool!
Oh no! Not… In the pool? Yep! Yep! Yep! Maybe… Over the pool…
In the pool! That’s what I thought!
(laughter) Alright you guys!
There you have it. As I said before, there is a blog post
listed down in the video description below. With detailed instructions on how to build
your own backyard DIY agility A-Frame. Let us know… What agility obstacle…
Whoa Memphis! …You want us to make next? We had done A-Frames, we had done jumps.
Maybe weave poles next. Let us know down in the comments below,
what you want to see us making next? Alright you guys.
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Comments (100)

  1. you guys have to make a funk like if agee

  2. When you pick your colours, make sure you pick two colours that aren't close in lightness (because dogs are colourblind they won't see blue and yellow, they'll see grey and lighter grey). So take a pic with a black and white filter to make sure they're not too close to each other.

  3. How could you make a mini version of this ? .. You should make an agility teeter next

  4. OMG YESSS. I have a DIY sea saw and dog walk but no A frame. I have a standard one at my training field but not one in the garden.

  5. Can you build a Quick Trip and you can make you cold doggy treats

  6. Excellent video Jess! Well done to the both of you for the great work on the new A frame πŸ™‚

  7. best dog parents 😊

  8. I love you so much I used it for my huskies

  9. Someone I know has 6 dogs it turns into chaos when u try to eat food lol

  10. A public service announcement: No feet were harmed in the making of this video.

  11. The weave poles.Congrats on your New A Frame!

  12. Memphis love it πŸ˜‰ So cute ^.^

  13. My husky just won't eat her food, we've tried switching her food and everything she eventually eats some time later could she bored with it what should I do?? she loves your videos though πŸ™‚ #AskGTTSD

  14. #GTTD How did you figure out what to name the dogs?

  15. #GTTSD How did you figure out the dogs names?

  16. Do more treat videos

  17. if you have a mini schnauzer would this size A Frame work or do you recommend a smaller size?

  18. how old is the huskies

  19. #AskGTTSD can huskies be train to stay near while being of leash? their high energy and prey chasing makes me scared that they will just took of and ran away. thanks for anwering πŸ™‚

  20. Agilty is fun with the dogs.I want my own dog/dogs but i already have a rabbit and a guinea pig.Im thinkin of a german sheperd poodle or Husky.:)

  21. yes do weave poles

  22. I would make it, then climb up it myself cause I don't have a dog

  23. hi my name is michelina I do not have a ski I have a Labrador Retriever named Maddie she is black and I have a question how long do you have to run a husky

  24. More treat videos!!

  25. Can you make dog safe s'mores? For summertime!!

  26. Oakley grow a spine not to be mean to you but this is stupid yeah you had a rough past with your old owners but that was the past this is now you need to stop being a fraud of everything to be honest if I get dog I would get a dog like Shelby and Memphis and Shiloh because they are not scared of nothing of course Shelby is a Diva but I rather have a diva dog than a scared dog I'm not trying to be mean to you Oakley but I don't think it's worth it to get a dog like you

  27. Please answer this😍 have you ever suggested no treat training I have a German wire haired pointer that is fully trained and we haven't ever gave her a treat we take her hunting quiet often

  28. For some reason I paid attention very closely to every word you said even tho I don't even have a dog. Lol

  29. I think u spent more money on getting the supplies then buying an a frameπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  30. Memphis is probably the alpha

  31. I like your doπŸΆπŸ•

  32. I'm going to put in a sandpit, A-frame and a doggy house based on a 6' wide house, with a portio. Already cut the tin for the house, just need to get timber for the floor. What do you think would be the best digging sand? I'm going to dig 1' down, by 2 yards by 2 as we have red soil and stains everything. I was thinking beach sand but been told this may may not be the best.

  33. the link for instructions doesn't work but we still build one today with the instructions in the video, just need some paint, well post some pictures in the pawdience Facebook group when it's all done

  34. I love the A – Frame like if agree or comment

  35. For anyone else who couldn't get to the link, it's:

  36. I love your dogs❀️

  37. Jess a. A frame. OMG!

  38. As you can see my 6 year old piper loves all your fur babies! She says they are beautiful and she loves Shelby, Memphis, Oakley and Shiloh! And "jess is the best!"

  39. For the FULL instructions, go here:

  40. awwwwwwww the dogs

  41. 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😠


  43. first 20 people to like this coment are the biggest fans of Gone to snow dogs including me

  44. πŸ˜‡πŸˆπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ―πŸ•πŸ©

  45. weave poles and seasaw

  46. Memphis looks like a baby wolf in the thumbnail 😍

  47. You should I had been in a few dog beds under the A-frame so they can relax there in the summer Gabby

  48. i liked your videos

  49. 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

  50. OoooohMyGoodness i need to build one for Tonka so he can look over the fence……lol Thanks for sharing :)!

  51. hi there on love you guys I say that every time I make a comment but you might want to go out and want get one of those pool noodles it's like a phone piece kind of like what it's what you put on Oakleys cage so that the caller wouldn't hit her and put that over the chain so in case they hit it they're not going to hurt themselves on it cuz that actually could tear their skin or their eyes or something and will you know that but anyway I would just put a pool noodle over the chain

  52. what was the huskies reaction when it was gone??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  53. I love how she says Primered instead of primed! She's so qwirky and I love it. That's why I'm subscribed lol

  54. do more did videos

  55. you should do a house for the pups since you have a lot of space in your back yard like one that has enough space to let the pups lay down and have shade or like a shade spot with a board of wood and 4 sticks for the corners and with any colors you want

  56. you should make a seesaw or teeter totter!

  57. I swear you should work with my dad he's an engineer and you are perfect to work XD

  58. Weave polls, Teeter Totter or dog walk

  59. can you make like a training camp that wuold be good for your dogs shelbi is so funny and kinda picky

  60. My name is bailey

  61. Like if you want them to get a 4th husky
    Also like if u love her channel i know do!😘

  62. can you walk on it

  63. Are Shelby Memphis and Oakley from the same litter? Same parents different litters? Or are they completely unrelated lol

  64. 😍 ur videos are so cool I love ur dogs

  65. I need some one to help me identify a new dog we got I'm not sure it's a husky puppy

  66. 0:02 Memphis should howl it will look good

  67. i love your huskies.I'm sorry if i spelt it rong

  68. Gone to the Snow Dogs I am your biggest fan my name is McKenna

  69. Memphis : MOM I WANT HAs TREAT NOW
    AND U HAVS TREATS (jess:you love the A-frame don't you

  70. 9:44 I find that adorable how they just ran 😍😍😍😍

  71. Yay

  72. What's the total price

  73. It looks like the sky

  74. In the next video can you and the huskies play hide and seek and put go pros on the back of the huskies and have a camera with you

  75. I thought you were cutting the wood I. Your living room

  76. Excellent to see that woodprix has new plans what helped me save some money and energy to build it.

  77. My dog is very reactive (barks and lunges), would a backyard agility be sufficient for him? Or do I need to bring him around other dogs?

  78. My parents won't let me build an A-Frame

  79. I wish i could do this sigh

  80. Can yo also use paint sticks for the grip

  81. Hello from brazil πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž

  82. Great video! Where did you get the wheels? I am trying to find some on Amazon, but I must not be using the right search words because I keep getting casters. Thanks!

  83. Confession…I didn’t watch the entire video, but, if that chain snaps does that collapse?

  84. absolutely beautiful – perfect colors for pups! can't wait to do my own!
    thank you!!!

  85. I can totally do this my dad has a shop where he keeps lots of pvc pipes lots of wood and all that!

  86. Quick note- you didn't say how long the 2x4s were that you bought. I got 2x4x8s, assuming that was right. Lol And what thickness of plywood did you use? πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

  87. Not tryna be a dink but that is chipboard not plywood. Great idea though I'm gonna build one for my husky this week.

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