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Construction Specifications For NAPWDA

North American Police Work Dog Association

Construction Specifications For NAPWDA
Accredited Agility Course

(Revised June 18, 1989, effective January 1, 1990)

A.) Chain Link Fence Jump: Height - minimum 42 inches, maximum 48 inches. Width - minimum 36 inches.

Note: Clear Plexiglas may be attached to the fencing to prevent injury to the dog in the event it misses and a paw/leg would go through the fence.

B.) Picket Fence Jump: Height - minimum 42 inches, maximum 48 inches. Width - minimum 36 inches.

Note: For safety to the dog, the picket fence tops should not be pointed and the tops should be even with the solid frame backing of the fence. Clear Plexiglas backing may be attached to aid in the prevention of injury to the K-9.

B.) Solid Wall Jumps: Brick, Cinder block, Wood, etc. : Height - minimum 42 inches, maximum 48 inches. Width - minimum 36 inches.

C.) Regular Car Door Jump: Height (from ground to top of door frame) - minimum 42 inches, maximum 48 inches. Width - "Regular car door."

Note: a platform or vehicle seat is to be placed up against the inside of the vehicle door so that the K-9 will jump onto it first and then jump through the vehicle door window. This has been added as an aid in the prevention of injury to the K-9. Revised 06-19-94

D.) Window Jump: Overall height - 6 feet. Width - minimum 36 inches. Window opening width - 30 inches by 30 inches. Ground to bottom of window opening - minimum 42 inches, maximum 48 inches.

E.) Tunnel Crawl: Inside height (diameter) - minimum 18 inches, maximum 32 inches. Overall length - minimum 8 feet, maximum 12 feet. Note: Tunnel may be constructed of wood, metal, or concrete. Examples to use are metal culvert pipe, concrete storm sewer pipe.

F.) Trestle Walk: Overall height - minimum 36 inches. width - minimum 36 inches. length - minimum 12 feet, maximum 18 feet.

Note: The distance between the boards which the dog will walk on should be no more than the normal width of a " 2 x 4 " board. The surface of the boards that the dog will walk on should be painted and made to be a non slip surface. Sand can be sprinkled on the paint while it is still wet to accomplish this effect. The trestle walk may have a clear Plexiglas backing (under the boards) to aid in the prevention of injuries to the K-9. Revised 06-19-94

G.) Platform Climb: Platform height - minimum 6 feet from ground. Platform top - 4 feet by 4 feet square. Platform ladders or stairs - must be 3.

Note: Ladders/stairs will be at a 35 to 45 degree angle to the ground. Material of ladders can be wood, metal, etc.

This section reviewed 06-22-97



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