When I was in Japan, I was given my name in kanji script. There are many different choices for symbols for “Dai An,” but the final choice made which had two interpretations “big safety,” and “lucky day.” 大安 I have to admit it was a very good choice for the symbolization of my name, and I live up to that in my choice of equipment for my events which I hope are lucky days for the participants!
I run my events in two locations: (1) indoors at Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association, Inc. and (2) outdoors at the Southlands Park in St. John’s, NL. Both venues are excellent in footing, and location. NADA, Inc. uses DoggyJump jumps, 24″ Galican salon-door breakaway tyre, Hill Agility rubberized A-Frame, Galican Intercan Dogwalk, Galican Intercan Teeter, Galican Intercan Slalom (weaves), Shauenberg 10′ & 15′ tunnels & Galican 6m tunnel, Galican tunnel bags. The flooring is Greatmats Dog Agility mats which offer superior traction and shock absorption.
NADA Inc. Facility
For the outdoor venues, I use my own equipment, which will include the following this year.
DPF Leading Agility Equipment:
Galican Intercan Dog Walk (blue with red CKC stripe and yellow contact – rubberized)
Galican Intercan Seesaw / Teeter (aluminum: blue with red CKC stripe and yellow contact – rubberized)
Agility World A-Frame – trapezoid base (steel frame with aluminum board: blue with yellow contact – rubberized)
Galican Wall Jump (4′ width plus pillars – blue & white) (UKI)
DoggyJump Broad Jump (UKI only – multicolored)
DoggyJump Wing Jumps (picket style and fascia style – colors: several purple, 1 blue fascia, 4 red, yellow, 1 light blue, 1 pink; poles are of high contrast with blue/purple/black striping) (UKI/CKC/AAC)
DoggyJump Wingless Jumps (only used for spread in UKI, warm-up jump(s), and used in other agility events)
Max200 wingless Triple Bar Jump with rubber cups, 5′ poles (CKC,AAC*)
Max200 Panel Jump Bars/Slats – used in conjunction with a DoggyJump Wings (CKC)
Hill Agility Double Bar Jump with 5′ poles (AAC/CKC)
Galican (Breakaway) 20″ Tire Jump (blue with white striping) (UKI/AAC)
Galican Intercan Slalom (black & white); also I have 24″ spacing, black striping 2×2 weaves for training
Schauenberg Tunnels (1×10′ yellow, 2×15′ – light blue, light purple)
Galican 3m Tunnel (red), and 6m Tunnel (yellow)
Tunnel bags: Galican bags; 4 sets of Salty Canvas Dog bags, plus 2 x AK Agility bags, and additional Schauenberg bags available for added security/buffering for safety if needed
Muskoka Agility Dog Table (not used in UKI trials – rubberized top on wood table with PVC legs 10″ and 20″ heights)
Timing options are: e-timer (Time It Perfect system) or manual.
Ring is 4′ snowfencing with x-pen catchment areas on entry and exit.
DPF Leading Agility Outdoor Venue & Equipment Photos
Southlands Park, St. John’s, NL. 100’x100′ ring with snowfencing and catchment areas.
Special Jumps: CKC Panel Jump, AAC Double Jump, Triple Bar (AAC, CKC) *photo of Havoc by Edward Kearley
Special Jumps: Tyre (UKI, AAC), Tire (CKC), Long/Broad Jump (UKI only), Wall Jump (UKI, AAC) *tyre photo from Galican
Contacts (Gallican Intercan Dogwalk and Teeter; Agility World trapezoid A-Frame – all rubberized) *teeter’s colors not as shown – same theme as Dogwalk; photos of full dogwalk, teeter and contact zone from Galican
Weaves, Tunnels and Regular Jumps (photos mostly taken by Jef Combdon)