Of course, compliance of the carpal tunnel is just one factor contributing to the suitability of an animal model. The human median nerve is large, and there are in addition profundus and superficialis tendons and considerable tenosynovium and subsynovial connective tissue in the human carpal tunnel. Among candidate animal models, none of the non-primate models are ideal: dogs lack superficialis tendons inside the carpal tunnel, rabbits have relatively small nerves, and rats have very little synovium. Only humans and, to some extent, rats, use their forelimbs for grasping. And, of course, humans do not typically bear weight on their carpal tunnels, as is the case in the other species we studied.
So a tunnel is a great addition to your at-home agility course.
We sell several different types of dog tunnels. The collapsible chute has a small barrel at one end and the chute attaches to the barrel. We offer a mini barrel and chute as well, which is ideal for small dogs and for puppy training. Our full-size chutes can be purchased in 10-foot or 12-foot lengths. The mini chutes can be purchased in six, eight or 10-foot sizes. We also sell sandbags and tunnel weight bags to ensure that your tunnel or chute stays in place during practice sessions.
Agility Training Exercises Your Dog Can Do Indoors | The Bark
Yes, you heard it. Agility for puppies and small dogs up to 40 lbs! Special contact obstacles – small size. Have your puppy or small dog learn the basics of agility, have a terrific time and stay safe. Jump heights stay very low to keep those soft puppy bones and beginner dogs safe. There are two different classes of 4 sessions each: Tunnels and Jumps and Contacts
This tunnel ends in a flap that your dog has to push himself through