Reader Question for Little Dogs
I want to do agility with my Chihuahua mix, Buddy. Do we need special equipment? He’s only three pounds.
Congratulations on your little man! It can be nice to have specially sized equipment for small dogs, since it’s easier to store and take in and out. We carry miniature equipment – called teacup dog agility – just for smaller breeds! Jumps don’t matter as much, since our jumps are adjustable, but it is nice to have smaller teeters and contact equipment. That said, it is not absolutely necessary to purchase mini equipment – most dogs do just fine on full-sized equipment. A word of caution – any teeter needs to be properly calibrated to drop with just three pounds on it!