A Collie Making a Jump

MCKC Agility

Dog Agility is a canine sport where dogs must correctly and rapidly perform a series of obstacles under the guidance of their handlers. The sport is fun for participants and spectators alike.

The obstacles a dog may need to perform include a variety of jumps, tunnels, a seesaw, a narrow "dogwalk", a tall a-frame, weave poles (a series of poles the dog must slalom between), and a table where the dog must stop and wait for a count of 5. The handler runs with the dog and guides the dog to the correct obstacle with voice and signals.

In competition, the handler may not use food, toys or touch the dog or the obstacles, however toys and food are used quite a bit in training. A dog needs to be healthy and reasonably fit to participate safely, but it's a game dogs of all sizes and shapes, mixed breed and purebred can play.

Bulletins

Trial premiums will be available here prior to the trial entry open date.

UKC Indoor Agility Trial

April 25-26, 2020 (entries open March 1; close April 18)

AKC Spring Outdoor Agility Trial

June 5-7, 2020 (entries open April 1; close May 22)

AKC Fall Outdoor Agility Trial

September 11-13, 2020 (entries open July 1; close August 28)

Indoor Agility Classes

Agility classes are generally held Wednesday evenings with class sessions starting in January, March, and October. Additional miscellaneous classes and run-throughs may be available throughout the year.  Please check the Calendar for class dates & times.

Volunteers Needed

Member Volunteers needed for the April, June, and September Agility Trials.

Check out the Calendar for the trial dates, or call Burl at 920-682-1456