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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Sharon Nelson on February 08, 2013, 09:38:58 AM

Title: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 08, 2013, 09:38:58 AM
Here is a video of the different types of barrels that could be used for training and trials.

For those on the online seminar group, it is hilarious to see Glee in the background totally trashing Sketcher's toys!!  It wasn't until I watched it later that you see her in Sketcher's pen, burying all of the toys, rubbing her bottom in the pen and destroying little Sketchers bedding!!  It was hilarious, as none of those behaviors are the typical "Glee".... fun to watch her "do her thing" in little Sketcher's pen.

If anyone finds the composting barrels for less than $39.99, let me know!  I love them!  They are already cheaper than the Seventeenflat barrels, but I would love to find them for even less!  They are Fiskar's composting barrels.

Sharon

http://youtu.be/LtMeCa99_iU (http://youtu.be/LtMeCa99_iU)
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Audri, Cee Cee, Lily, Toto, and Calypso on February 08, 2013, 10:17:04 AM
This was really interesting to see.  I currently have some pop-up barrels that I train with that are pretty small but functional.  I am going to look into the composting barrels though too!
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: AndreaL on February 08, 2013, 11:31:45 AM
We've been using a 55-gallon plastic drum to practice with.  Are these not legal for trials?
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 08, 2013, 12:10:17 PM
We've been using a 55-gallon plastic drum to practice with.  Are these not legal for trials?

They should be great!  I only covered the collapsible types.

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 08, 2013, 10:34:05 PM
BTW, all of the 17 Flat barrel sets have been sold!

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Anne Etherton on February 09, 2013, 07:35:25 AM
The Fiskar barrels are available online at Target for 39.99.

Anne
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Linda on February 09, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
Sharon, this was great, thanks!

For the composting barrels, rather than stake them (worried about the stakes coming up in various scenarios), would it be acceptable to put the lids on and use them upside down maybe with a tunnel bag inside for stability? I am looking forward to seeing them at trials!
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 09, 2013, 04:47:07 PM
Sharon, this was great, thanks!

For the composting barrels, rather than stake them (worried about the stakes coming up in various scenarios), would it be acceptable to put the lids on and use them upside down maybe with a tunnel bag inside for stability? I am looking forward to seeing them at trials!
Linda, the "top" isn't flat.... it is rounded a bit for the rain to run off........ so I think the barrel might "wobble" in the wind... but we will  test them!!


Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Murrelet Halterman on February 10, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
Fiskars Composting Barrels are available on Amazon for 35.99, and qualify for free shipping.

Murrelet
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 11, 2013, 02:00:18 AM
Fiskars Composting Barrels are available on Amazon for 35.99, and qualify for free shipping.

Murrelet

And I just ordered them from Amazon for $39.99 with free shipping.............. I am sad!

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Marj Vincent on February 11, 2013, 08:10:36 AM
I just bought some yesterday for 39.98 with free shipping from Amazon.  And they are still $39.98 today....so you are lucky if you got them for 35.99!!!! 

Marj
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Anne Etherton on February 11, 2013, 08:21:45 AM
I only see the 39.99 price at Amazon this morning.

Anne
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Audri, Cee Cee, Lily, Toto, and Calypso on February 11, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
Sharon, this was great, thanks!

For the composting barrels, rather than stake them (worried about the stakes coming up in various scenarios), would it be acceptable to put the lids on and use them upside down maybe with a tunnel bag inside for stability? I am looking forward to seeing them at trials!

Since these barrels are collapsible, you could probably move the tabs to the inside of the barrel and stake them from there.  This might still stake them in place but wouldn't have the stakes on the outside if you are concerned about that.
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Murrelet Halterman on February 11, 2013, 04:05:55 PM
Bummer - I guess I should have ordered them yesterday. You know Amazon - there may have only been a few at that price. Hopefully a NADAC person got them!

Murrelet
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: MoabDiane on February 11, 2013, 04:42:59 PM
Cool compost barrels!  Just wondering....would it be possible to use something like a strong ribbon, or Velcro, to connect those stake tabs to each other (essentially making an X in the middle of the barrel), and using a tunnel bag inside to hold them down?
diane
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 11, 2013, 07:29:47 PM
Cool compost barrels!  Just wondering....would it be possible to use something like a strong ribbon, or Velcro, to connect those stake tabs to each other (essentially making an X in the middle of the barrel), and using a tunnel bag inside to hold them down?
diane

That is another great idea!!

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Lisa Schmit In The Zone Agility on February 11, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
i mostly have outdoor trials in high wind areas, which do you think is best?

regarding compost barrels, do you stake them down?

thanks
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 11, 2013, 07:56:02 PM
i mostly have outdoor trials in high wind areas, which do you think is best?

regarding compost barrels, do you stake them down?

thanks

I plan on staking outdoors.  That is what makes the composting barrels so nice!

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Shirley Wallace on February 12, 2013, 03:56:35 AM
Are the stake down tabs long enough to turn them to the inside edge of the barrel and stake down within the circle instead of on the outer perimeter?  If the barrels are collapsible, one person could scrunch it down while another puts the stakes in the ground.  I'm not sure I'd trust velcro in high winds. 
Just one more idea...   ::)
Shirley
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 12, 2013, 01:39:03 PM
Are the stake down tabs long enough to turn them to the inside edge of the barrel and stake down within the circle instead of on the outer perimeter?  If the barrels are collapsible, one person could scrunch it down while another puts the stakes in the ground.  I'm not sure I'd trust velcro in high winds. 
Just one more idea...   ::)
Shirley

that would work also!!

Sharon
Title: Re: Types of barrels
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 20, 2013, 09:36:04 PM
Sharon, this was great, thanks!

For the composting barrels, rather than stake them (worried about the stakes coming up in various scenarios), would it be acceptable to put the lids on and use them upside down maybe with a tunnel bag inside for stability? I am looking forward to seeing them at trials!

I tried that on the grass.... clipped the lid to the barrel and put in a sand bag and it worked great!!  Even though the lid isn't flat, it still worked great.  Thanks for the idea!

Sharon