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Want your own numbered cones at home or for your training place? Want to run courses up to 50 obstacles long? Would you like different colored numbers? Or do you need to number combination obstacles with 'A', 'B', 'C' or even 'D'? Well now you can!

I've just added a new feature to the ...

Whether you call them "numbers", "coordinates", "wall numbers", "grid numbers", "yard lines", or something else, having coordinates posted makes setting up courses easier.

I've just added a new feature to the website to create big, easy to read, multi-color number sets you can download, print and put up in your facility.

black numbers on a white backgroundwhite numbers on a red backgroundbold numbers on a blue background

If you print ...

If you've browsed most courses on the site I hope you've seen the blue "See n Similar Courses" button:

Clicking on it shows you a page full of sequences that start the same as the current course. Which is great for training! You can use the same jump set up and you have ...

I've added new Box layouts for working on a wide range of skills including: Serpentines, Threadles, Jump Wraps, and Back Sides. There are a pair of each of two layouts I'm calling "Arcs" and "Offset Serpentines". As usual, adjust the distance between the jumps to provide a safe and challenging sequence for your ...

I've added a new feature to make sharing individual Box layouts easier. Now that there are 18 different jump layouts(!) for each Box sequence I realized it can be hard to share a single sequence with your friends.

To make sharing easy I put a small gray "chain link" symbol after the title of ...

I've just updated AgilityCourses with a brand new feature I've wanted since I first dreamt up the web site: automatically drawing the best paths for the dog through a sequence to challenge handlers during training. To make it more helpful I also wrote software to animate them!

There were a number of reasons ...

Pretty Printing!

When I created this website I focused on making it work on mobile phones and tablets so you always had thousands of sequences right in your hand when you went to train. I also spent time making sure every page printed the sequences so they'd be readable.

Unfortunately the layout of the printed pages ...

I spent some time simplifying the website. I've always been attracted to simple, "clean" design in websites. When done well the solution to the problem the web site solves is clear and engaging to the site's users. This quote from Steve Jobs captures the challenges and pay off of simplifying:

Simple can be ...

I just added a cool new feature: every course you create is now "tagged" with the names of the skills used in that sequence.

Whether you use the Skills Course Designer or the DIY Designer for Box, DoubleBox or Star Box courses I'll figure out what skills are required to run that sequence when ...

Long time users of agilitycourses.com will notice the site has changed completely! It is now uses a Responsive Web Design. The screen layout will rearrange itself for small screens on phones all the way up to large monitor desktop screens. The layout uses a framework called Bootcards to provide a card based design like ...