Each agility hurdle cone is 18" tall and has 5 hole placements for different jump heights. The pole (sold separately) can be set at 3", 6", 9", 12", or 15" depending on the training application and size of the dog. You can also lay the cones on the ground so that the poles are raised just slightly off the ground.
Use a lower height (half of your dog's hock height) for cavaletti work, which is excellent for strengthening your dog's hind limbs, forelimbs, and core muscles. It also helps improve body awareness (proprioception), lengthens gait, and teaches collected balance. Besides getting stronger, the dog learns to use all four of his legs in an efficient and coordinated manner, which helps with the dog's footwork in all facets of agility. You need a minimum of 6 cavalettis for training and you can use up to 12 (even numbers only). Space the cavalettis at a distance equal to your dog's height at the withers.
We have also included higher heights on these hurdle cones than are suitable for cavaletti so that the cones can be used to make training jumps for the backyard.
Note: Made from tough, high-impact polyethylene, these cones offer good visibility, economy, and durability if properly cared for (fading and cracking will occur if these cones are left out in the sun all the time).
Packaging: Sold individually. To make 1 cavaletti, you need 2 of these cones and 1 pole (sold separately).
- Cavaletti cones must be shipped in an oversized box. We can fit up to 40 cones in the box and the package will ship for almost the same price as it would with just 6 cones in the box because UPS calculates the shipping based on dimensional weight rather than the actual product weight.
- This item must be shipped via UPS Ground service, which is only available in the continental US. This item cannot be sent to Alaska, Hawaii, APO, or FPO addresses, and it cannot be shipped to Canadian or overseas addresses.