It’s a dog's life in Waipā

7/01/2019 3:00 p.m.

​7 January 2019

Dogs in Te Awamutu have a reason to wag their tails this week with brand new agility equipment coming to town.  

Waipa District Council will install a set of agility equipment made up of eight obstacles as well as seating at the existing dog exercise area in Ash Grove Reserve on Chatsfield Drive, off Te Rahu Road. A walking path will also be constructed through the reserve in the coming months. 

Environmental services team leader Karl Tutty said Council jumped at the chance​ to add some new equipment for the dogs of Te Awamutu. 

“Agility equipment is a fantastic way to keep our adult dogs fit and healthy and put their natural instincts to work. Ash Grove Reserve is the perfect spot to host it, providing dogs with a place where they can stretch their legs and socialise with other dogs.” 

The Reserve has been designated by Council as an off-lead exercise area since 2015 with its shape restricting what other activities it could be used for.

The equipment, which was made from recycled plastic, cost $13,000 and was largely funded through dog registration fees. 

Tutty said Council has purchased similar equipment for Cambridge, but is still deciding on the best location. 

“We have more dogs in Waipā than ever before and we’re committed to providing go-to destinations for dogs and their owners in our communities.”

Caption: An example of dog agility equipment to be installed in Te Awamutu this week. 

An example of dog agility equipment to be installed in Te Awamutu this week

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