WELCOME to ARFF AGILITY CLUB
ARFF holds weekly practices from April to November at our lovely agility field in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Every year ARFF hosts a two-ring USDAA trial over the Labor Day weekend.
ARFF welcomes new members with basic agility training under their belts. Click on the Learn More button to see resources for getting started with agility.
FIELD CLOSING • NOV 16
Nov. 16, 10am
ARFF hosts agility seminars, bi-monthly weekend practices and our weekly evening practices at our home field. Are you on the Practice or Equipment committees? Come help put the equipment away in the cages for the winter. All other members are welcome to help too! This task usually takes less than two hours. The more people we have to help, the less time it will take.
NEWS and EVENTS
Spring Field Opening 2019
ARFF members turned out the last weekend in April to open up the equipment cages and set up ARFF's contacts for practices. Photos credit: Eileen Sickler.
Board Meeting Shorts
•Planning for ARFF's two-ring trial in Westford is underway! Save the date: Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2019.
•ARFF will celebrate the club's 25th Anniversary at the trial.
•Wednesday evening practices will start
on May 1. We will also offer practices on the first and third Saturdays of the
month at 8am.
•ARFF will begin offering support for newer and novice members including help with filling out entry forms and a mock trial.
•ARFF will host Stefanie Rainer at the field on June 8 (novice/young dogs) and June 9 (advanced/masters).
Oct. 30, 2019 Practice
Exercise: Backsides and Setting the Dog's Line
NOTE: Autumn start time is earlier accommodate the shorter daylight hours.
This is our last practice for the year. This exercise uses jumps, a tunnel and six weaves to practice setting the dog's line and choosing which path to take to get to the backside of jumps.
ARFF AGILITY CLUB NEWS
ARFF congratulates its Champions!
ARFF congratulated four new champions in 2016 in the April edition of Clean Run magazine.