Opening of 2020 Agility Season: Try It Day and Classes Start

Flying Paws Agility is happy to announce the start of our 2020 class season!

Bring your dog to join us at our annual free Try It Day on Saturday, April 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. at our facility at 6695 N. Bottom Road in Bloomington, IN.

We’ll have club members and instructors on hand to answer all of your questions.  And, there will be an agility demonstration as well as a free give-away of some awesome Flying Paws items.

Classes will begin the week of April 6.  We have changed our class structure a bit to make it even better for our students.  We encourage you to take a look at the class description and if you have any questions, please email us today!


Last free Try It Day of the year: Sunday, Sept. 22

We hope that you and your dog will join us on Sunday September 22 from 2-4 pm for a FREE Try It Day at Flying Paws Agility!

If you’ve been thinking you would like to try this fun team sport with your dog, now is the time!!

Pro tip:  Bring lots of small, easy eaten treats and a HUNGRY dog with you.

The next session of classes will then start the week of September 30–and you can sign up  at the Try It Day to reserve your spot!

Shoot us an email at: FPAgility @ to let us know you are coming or to ask us any questions in advance.




Correction to Agility Foundations for August/September

Sorry, we made a mistake on the time for our Friday Agility Foundations class.  The class will meet at 6 p.m. (not 6:30 as we originally stated).

Sorry for any inconvenience!  Definitely let us know if you are interested in a spot in this class, as we need to limit the spaces to ensure that everyone gets great instruction!

Class starting Friday, August 9. Email us at fpagility @ today to reserve your spot.


August/September 2019 Classes Announced!

We will start the next session of classes on Monday, August 5!  We are reaching out to students to let you know which class you should sign up for, but if you have any questions, contact us at:  FPagility @  Thanks! PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO SECTIONS OF INTRO TO HANDLING, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY!

All classes are $90, payable the first night of class. You can print and fill out the class form and bring with you: Class Registration Form

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.:  Intro to Obstacles

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.: Teeters and Weaves

Thursdays, 7:45 p.m.: Intro to Handling

Fridays 6:30 p.m.: Agility Foundations

Saturdays 11:30 a.m.:  Intro to Handling

Please contact us and let us know which class you are interested in so we can be sure you will have a spot.  Class size is limited!!



Fireworks and Fido

Fireworks can bring OOOO’s and AAAHHH’s from us… but bring terror to our pets.


The ASCPA states that one in five pets are scared of loud noises.  The 4thof July, in fact, is the most active holidays for shelter workers because of the number of dogs lost.  More dogs are lost this weekend than any other during the year. Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe:

  • Make sure your pet has a collar properly fitted with current contact information. (Cliffty Animal Supply in Madison, Indiana, can make ID for their collars while you wait)
  • Microchips can provide an extra layer of protection as well. Make sure your pets microchip is working by asking your vet to scan the chip.  The contact information listed with the microchip company needs to kept current also.
  • Have current photo of your pet just in case.
  • Feed pets earlier in the day and walk them on a leash before dark.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended outside.
  • Place pets in crates if they are crate trained and/or an interior room of the house.
  • White noise can help – a tv or radio turned on.
  • Lights on will decease the burst of light that frighten some pets.
  • Leave pets at home during celebrations.
  • Antianxiety vests help some pets, ie Thundershirt.
  • Antianxiety medications are also an option for pets that are extremely sensitive to noise. Seek veterinary recommendations.

adorable animal cat close up

Cats and livestock can be affected by fireworks as well. Make sure livestock fencing is secure and cats have a safe place to hide.  Cats may benefit from some of the same safety precautions as dogs.

Taking precautions with your pets will help ensure their safety allowing you to enjoy the celebrations of July 4th.

Denice Rackley is a freelance writer who is also a RVT, working Border Collie breeder and trainer and livestock producer.

Summer classes start June 4

Hey!  You don’t want your dog to be bored during the longer days of summer, do you?

It’s time to sign up for the next session of Flying Paws Agility Club classes! Whether you are just starting out or working on improving your skills, this is a great time to work with us!

Check out the Classes page now to find a class that works for you!

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:


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:


  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:

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.