Hey! Check out our video from the Try It Day!

A look at the very first Try It Day of 2017.  We had a great time!  Thanks to videographer Lucas Coniaris of Bloomington for creating this!

And thanks to all who came to to have fun on a lovely Sunday afternoon!


Canine Fitness Seminar

Just like you, your dog is happier being fit and trim!  Come join us Sunday, April 23, from 1-2:30 p.m., for a hands-on seminar with your dog. Find out some tips on improving your dog’s overall fitness in a fun class for both of you. Using uneven surfaces and focussing on body awareness, you’ll learn how to help your dog enjoy exercise even more.

You’ll also work on warms-up and cool-down techniques that will help your dog, even if he is a weekend warrior.

Cost:  $25

Space is limited, reserve a spot now at: flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com


Winter conditioning and sequence pattern seminars!

  1. Canine athlete conditioning

Dr. Brian Waldo, DVM, and Dr. Julie Waldo, DVM, will discuss canine athlete conditioning, warm up and cool down, and treatment of injuries. Bring your dog and learn how to keep their muscles warmed and ready to go, even in cold weather. You’ll also find out how to identify injuries and help your dog when they occur.

Day and Time: November 22 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Place:  Flying Paws Agility, 1491 E Sample Road, Bloomington, Indiana

Cost: $20

Reserve your spot: flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com


  1. Common sequences – 360s, 270s, pinwheels and serpentines

We see them all the time in trials, but what is the best way to handle them? Instructor Deb Abbott will talk about strategies for all dogs on these common sequences. All levels welcome.

Day and Time: November 22 from 2:45 to 5 p.m.

Place:  Flying Paws Agility, 1491 E Sample Road, Bloomington, Indiana

Cost: $35

Reserve your spot: flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com

Special price for both seminars: $50

Cooper receives laser treatment for an injury at Dr. Waldo's office.

Cooper receives laser treatment for an injury at Dr. Waldo’s office.

Flying Paws Open Practice moved to Saturday at 3 p.m.

Leah and Louie at Lafayette March 2015Open Practice will move to Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. as weather allows.  We will put away large obstacles when there is snow, but until then we are enjoying this beautiful fall weather!

Also, there are a couple of places left in our upcoming seminar on teaching your dog tricks and skills in your living room over the winter!  Email us at:  flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com to let us know you are interested, as space is limited!!


7 Skills and Tricks You Can Teach Your Dog at home

2014-06-22 14.16.28Winter is coming…but that doesn’t mean training your dog has to end!

There are plenty of shaping and conditioning activities that you and your dog can complete without anything more than a clicker and a bag of treats.

In this two-part seminar, you will learn the basics to get yourself started and we’ll send you home with some Agility Skills 2.0 in case your dog leaps to the head of the class!

Sign up at flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com

Date: Saturday, November 7, and Saturday, November 14
Time:1-2:30 p.m.
Two-day seminar cost: $30 ($20 for FPAC members)
Place: Flying Paws Agility
(home of Applied Canine Behaviors)
1491 E Sample Rd
Bloomington, IN


New classes starting first week of August

Leah and Louie at Lafayette March 2015Here is the line-up for the next round of classes for Flying Paws Agility. Class sessions are six weeks and cost $90.

Agility Foundations:  Starts Wednesday, August 12, at 7 p.m.

Beginner 1: Starts Tuesday, August 6, at 6 p.m.

Beginner 2: Starts Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Intermediate:  Starts Tuesday, August 11, at 7:15 p.m.

Advanced:  Starts Friday, August 7, at 5:45 p.m.

In addition, there are drop-in agility drills sessions on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $15 per session, free to members.

Open Practice takes place on Sundays at 9 a.m..  Cost is $10 per session, free to members.

Contact club president, Kate Emblom, at flyingpawsagility @ yahoo.com for more information or to sign up.


First Summer Class Session starts Week of June 8

Agility Foundations (Prerequisite for all Flying Paws classes): Learn to engage with your dog and prepare for agility training.  Fast-paced games and lots of focus will get your team ready!  If it’s raining we will meet inside.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. starting June 11. Cost $90 for six weeks for nonmembers, $60 for 6 weeks for FPAC members.cropped-cooper-tunnel-barktoberfest.jpg

Beginner Levels: Start the basics by learning jumping techniques, contact behavior, board work and handling moves.  Understand the mechanics of putting drive into obstacles.  Improve focus with your dog and begin to sequence obstacles.

Beginner: Tuesdays at  6:30 p.m. starting June 9.

Beginner 2: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning June 11. 

Cost $90 for six weeks for nonmembers, $60 for 6 weeks for FPAC members.



Advanced: Continue fine-tuning your training, adding complexity to courses and obstacles.  Some students may want to begin to focus on preparing for event competition or simply improve their performance at a higher level.

Fridays at 5:45 starting June 12. Cost $90 for six weeks for nonmembers, $60 for 6 weeks for FPAC members.


Assisted Drills:   A drop-in class to learn to think through a course and how you will handle each obstacle. An instructor is on hand to help if you need asistance.

Mondays at 6:30 starting June 8. Cost $5 for members, $10 for current students, $15 for non-members.  

Contact:  Kate Emblom, FPAC President, for more information, ceolstan @ yahoo.com