Flying Paws Agility Club

Is Heading For Cover





Bring your dog and help us celebrate our move,

check out our new facility, and give agility a try.

Sunday, March 25th from 2pm to 5pm

Address: 6695 N Bottom Rd Bloomington 47404

General directions:

* From Ellettsville:  Maple Grove Rd east to tee at Bottom Rd.  Turn left, barn about 3 miles on the left.
* From North:  Hwy 37 S to Sample Rd exit west (right).  Turn left on Simpson Chapel Rd, to tee at Bottom Rd.  Turn right on Bottom Rd.  Barn about 1 mile on left.
* From South:  Hwy 37 N to 45/46 East exit.  Left at first stoplight, onto Kinser Pike, crosses over 37 and turns into Bottom Rd.  Barn about 4 miles past 37 on left.

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:
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
To Register, Email:

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:


Back By Popular Demand

Veterinarians Brian and Julie Waldo

Sunday, August 21, 2:00 PM

We’ve been invited to their K-9 Athletics Rehab Clinic at 4213 Mitchell Rd in Bedford where they’ll discuss your canine athletes, keeping them healthy, and recovering from injury.

Learn About

  • Acupuncture
  • Steam Cell Therapy
  • PRP Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Nutrition for Canine Athletes

Space is limited so please RSVP to ASAP.  To provide seating for as many people as possible, we ask that you leave your canine athlete at home.  Please bring a chair.

Cost $30

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.

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: 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

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 @ for more information or to sign up.