Setting up an obstacle course for your dog provides exercise, enjoyment, mental stimulation, and agility practice all in one. As an added bonus, completing a series of activities gives your dog -- and you -- a feeling of achievement. 


Obstacle course “kits” available for purchase can get expensive. Fortunately, you can DIY your own outdoor obstacle course at a fraction of the cost of most pre-assembled sets, and you can set it up almost anywhere. Here’s how to get started with an at-home obstacle course in your own backyard.