Update: Some classes delayed one week!!

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Rest up for the start of classes NEXT WEEK!

The start of Wednesday and Thursday night classes, scheduled to begin August 9 and 10, is being delayed ONE WEEK due to field maintenance issues.  Classes scheduled to start Sunday, August.13, will begin as scheduled.

Wednesday classes–including Adv./Int. and Beginner 2– and Thursday classes — Beginner 2 –will start at the same times on August 16 and 17 respectively.

We are sorry for the delay!  Looking forward to seeing our Beginner 2, Intermediate and Advanced students next week, same time, same place!!


New class session starts w/o August 8!

OMD camp 2016- Mikko class with ARiWe’re ready for the dog days of summer by offering a new session of agility classes! Starting the week of August 8, the following classes will kick off:

Agility Foundations, Sundays at 6 p.m. (first class August 13)

Beginner 1, Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (first class August 13)

Beginner 2, Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

We’ve had an amazing summer with so many fantastic dog/handler teams!  But there is plenty of time to get started if you want to join us in Foundations!

Also watch our site or Facebook page for a cool seminar this fall just for novice handlers!

Shoot us an email at flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com to reserve your space today!


Weather alert: Week of June 11

All, the weather is not looking promising for our first week of classes, but we will have class whenever it is safe and possible!

However, until your class starts and you have given contact info to your instructor, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for any delays to the start of a class.  We will post about one hour before class is scheduled to start, so keep an eye on both the weather and information from Flying Paws.

The best way to stay in touch with us is to follow our website and get notices by email every time there is a new post, or follow us on Facebook!

We’re looking forward to the next session of classes and seeing students make great improvements!

A correction to the start of session 2!!!

The good news is that we have another Beginner 1 night:  Thursdays at 6:45 p.m., starting June 15.  So now you have THREE choices for the Beginner 1 class!

Foundations: Sundays at 6:30 pm (class will not meet on June 18).

Beginner 1: Sundays at 7:45 p.m. (class will not meet on June 18)
Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. (first class is June 14), Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. (first class is June 15)

Beginner 2: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Advanced: Fridays at 5 p.m.

Open Practice: Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (free to members, $10 for non-members who have completed Beginner 1 and above)

Second class session starts June 11!!

The second session of 2017 will start Sunday, June 11!  Sign up today at flyingpawsagility@yahoo.com to reserve your spot!!  Cost for the six-week classes is $90.

Foundations: Sundays at 6:30 pm (class will not meet on June 18).

Beginner 1: Sundays at 7:45 p.m. (class will not meet on June 18)
Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. (first class is June 7)

Beginner 2: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Advanced: Fridays at 5 p.m.

Open Practice: Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (free to members, $10 for non-members who have completed Beginner 1 and above)

Coming soon:  Open Practice Drills on Mondays at 7 p.m. This will be an open practice with a specific course and/or skill set practice.  (free to members, $10 for non-members who have completed Beginner 2 and above)

Flying Paws Agility Presents ~ Live from New York: Agility with Karen Lechner


Clear + Consistent = Confidence:

Helping your team perform with speed and accuracy

Saturday, July, 29th and Sunday, July, 30th, 9 am to 5 pm

Agility veteran Karen Lechner loves teaching her students to be fair, clear, and consistent in training.  The result is her students’ create confident dogs and handler teams that love the sport, performing with speed and accuracy!  With Karen’s instruction you will learn the techniques needed to be a successful handler.

Working spots limited to 10; Auditing spots unlimited

Day One:  Novice/Open/Level 1-3
Day Two:  Masters/Excellent/Level 4-5C
Cost:  $150 Per day working spot, Limit 10 – Auditing spot $50 Per Day
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@yahoo.com
Location: Pawsitive Energy Dog Training and Agility, 6115 W. Lowell Rd.  Columbus, Indiana

DAY ONE:  Morning session will be devoted to jumps and tunnels in short sequences; focusing on handling techniques such as when, where and how to cue your dog while drawing the dog’s path.  The seminar will cover body language, verbal cues and motion as well as learning and refining agility foundation skills.  The afternoon will consist of some short sequences which will incorporate contacts on the A-frame, dogwalk and the seesaw.  Karen’s expertise will help teach and clarify the importance of consistent 2o2o contact behavior.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, competent on all obstacles (excluding weaves) with sequencing experience.

DAY TWO:  Geared for more complex sequences that require choices in handling that will suit you and your dog.  Whether to choose a front cross or another handling choice, proper timing and execution will be addressed.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of drawing the dog’s path using body language, verbal cues and motion.  Each team will learn what works best for them through a variety of handling sequences and analysis.  Prerequisites:  Dog must be at least one year old, proficient on all obstacles with full sequencing experience.

About Karen
It all began for Karen in 1996.  It was at that time that she purchased her first Labrador retriever, Cody.  She had started agility “just for fun”. After a few years she proudly became the sixth person in the country to earn a Master Agility Championship (MACH).

Since then, Karen has earned many placements and titles in both agility and obedience with several of her dogs; earning both obedience championships (OTCH) as well as agility championships (MACH).  Karen currently competes in both obedience and agility with her two labs Pepsi and her newest addition Tag, who is truly giving Karen a run for her money!

 MACH SHR Rhumbline’s High Grade MXG MJS JH “Grady”
In 2011 Karen and Grady qualified to try out for and attended the AKC World Team tryouts in Minnesota, where they had some beautiful runs!  In an arena full of border collies, Grady stood out, being the only Labrador to try out in the large dog division.

OTCH MACH2 Rhumbline’s Pepsi With A Twist UDX10 OGM MXG MJG JH “Pepsi”
In 2012 Karen’s other Labrador, Pepsi, became the first female black lab in the United States to earn both her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and Master Agility Championship (MACH).  Karen and Pepsi have had the honor of being invited and attended three National Obedience Championship (NOC) events around the country.

Event Hosted by:
Flying Paws Agility Club
1491 E Sample Rd Bloomington, IN 47408
Website:  flyingpawsagility.com
To Register, Email:  FPACEvents@yahoo.com

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