Here's how to make your own jump
cups. You will need a few empty washing up liquid bottles for this. It's a
shame the makers of washing up liquid didn't think of agility people when they started to
put the stuff into funny shaped bottles. I think we should start a Bring Back the
Round Bottle Campaign.
Next we need some jump cups. You can make these yourself or you can
buy them. To make them you just need to find any cylindrical container
that you're about to throw away. Cut it in half and then round the
edges to make something shaped roughly like a jump cup. Make a couple
of holes in the end for the screws and away you go.
You now have two jump cups ready for fixing.
If you have a fast and furious dog you may find that the
home-made cups above tend to wear our rather quickly.
Oh well I have to admit that Sasha knocked the cups to pieces in no time,
whereas Jamie used them for years with no damage at all. He became a
very careful and accurate jumper. You could try this brilliant idea
from Jodie Ellis for making your own jump cups.
If you want to buy some sturdy jump cups
cheaply have a look at the cups below. Although you have to pay for
them you can always buy a few at a time and ask for some for
Christmas and birthdays.