Dog Agility is a competitive sport that tests a person's skills in training and handling of dogs over a timed obstacle course. Competitors race against the clock as they direct their dogs to jump hurdles, scale ramps, burst through tunnels, traverse a see-saw and weave through a line of poles in an obstacle course configuration designed to challenge a handler's competitive and training skills. With scoring based on faults similar to equestrian show jumping, dog agility has become an exciting spectator event.
Agility classes are conducted each session by TOTC Instructors who concentrate on teaching obstacle familiarization and handling techniques. We teach you the basics of how to instruct your dog to handle the obstacles with confidence and speed. Running agility requires that your dog follow your commands with no leash. So, your dog must have some basic obedience training and should be able to stay and come on command. All dogs must pass a simple pre-screening exam.
Our next AKC Agility Trials are December 15-17, 2017.
TOTC hosts two USDAA agility trials & tournaments each year. They include two days of Standard and Gamblers plus Grand Prix of Dog Agility® & Performance Grand Prixsm local qualifiers plus Steeplechase® & Performance Speed Jumpingsm. Our next trials will be February 23-25 and March 23-25, 2018. Special events in 2018:•At our February trials on Friday we offer Dog Agility Masters and Performance Versatility - better known as Team Events! •We are very proud to be hosting the 2018 South Central Regional Championship at our March trial!
|UPCOMING AGILITY TRIALS & MATCHES|
- AKC -
Our AKC trials are held at Lucky Dog Training Center
on County Road 1134 (the Old Chandler Hwy)
- USDAA -
Our USDAA trials are held at Texas Rose Horse Park
near I-20 on Hwy 110.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday December 15-16-17, 2017
Entry limits 330 runs per judge, 330 runs per day
Excellent, Masters, & T2B - Judging beings at 8AM
Saturday & Sunday Schedule:
Novice, Open, Excellent, Masters & T2B - Judging begins at 8AM
Judge: Lauren Duckworth
Entry Method: First Received
ENTRIES OPEN Tuesday October 17th, 2017, at 8:00 AM
ENTRIES CLOSE Thursday November 30th, 2017, at 5:00 PM
Friday-Saturday-Sunday February 23-24-25, 2018
Dog Agility Masters Team & Performance Versatility on Friday!
Two days of Standard AND Gamblers runs!
Masters & PIII get Two Days of Snooker runs!
Advanced/PII/Starters/PI get Two Days of Jumpers runs!
Grand Prix of Dog Agility® Local Qualifier
Performance Grand PrixSM Local Qualifier
Dog Agility Steeplechase® & Performance Speed JumpingSM
Masters Challenge Biathalon Standard & Jumpers!
More February trial information soon!
Saturday-Sunday March 24-25, 2018
2018 South Central Regional Championship
More March trial information soon!
Get more information on Texas Rose Horse Park and Lucky Dog Training Center!
Want more info on Lindale-Tyler? Go to Lindale Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Visitors Bureau
Need to park your RV while at Lucky Dog? Contact Lake Palestine Gateway RV Park, just 2 miles from Lucky Dog.
If you have questions or comments - suggestions or complaints - please do not hesitate to let us know so we may improve our shows! Contact us at AgilityChairUSDAA@TylerOTC.org