Upcoming Events in the Grand Rapids Area

Save the Dates for Grand Rapids Agility Club’s 2017/2018
Agility, Obedience, and Rally Trials & Tracking Test!

 2017 AKC Fall Agility, Obedience and Rally Trials Sept 15-17, 2017
LOCATION CHANGES for 1 year only
*** Agility Premium now Available ***

The facility for our Fall 2017 trials is being completely updated and will not be ready for our trial. As a result, the agility trial will be held at the Well Mannered Dog Center in Grand Rapids, while rally and obedience will be held at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club.
> 2017 GRAC Fall Obedience and Rally Premium not yet available
> 2017 GRAC Fall Agility Premium

Note that our traditional Fall trial involves 2 rings of agility, and 5 rings of obedience and rally. It is expected to be held at the MSA Sports Spot which offers generous crating space, great judges, good potty areas, limited RV space on pavement (no hook-ups), indoor showers, and selected vendors. We hope to have all trials under one roof again in 2018.

2017 AKC Tracking Test October 22, 2017
*** Premium now Available ***

The tracking trial is held in Saranac, Michigan. We generally set 6 tracks on alfalfa fields (plus one spare), and have enjoyed high success rates. Due to the high number of entries, tests require a draw.
> GRAC 2017 Tracking Trial Premium (PDF)
> GRAC 2017 Tracking Trial Premium (MS Word)

2018 AKC Winter Agility Trial Feb 2-4, 2018

This is a one-ring agility trial held at The Well Mannered Dog Center.
> GRAC Feb 2018 Premium Not yet available

2018 AKC Spring Agility Trial May 4-6, 2018

Our Spring trial includes 2 rings of agility and is expected to be held at the MSA Sports Spot (formerly MVP Sports Spot) which offers generous crating space, great judges, good potty areas, limited RV space on pavement (no hook-ups), indoor showers, and selected vendors.

Monthly Club Meetings

Grand Rapids Agility Club’s monthly meeting is usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Well Mannered Dog Center, 5949 Clay Ave SW, Wyoming MI. Club members are encouraged to attend. Visitors welcome!

Member Agility Practice (no charge)

PLEASE NOTE: Open agility practice is available for club members only. If you would like information about joining GRAC, please see the home and FAQ pages for details.

Open practices:

  • First and third Tuesday of each month, September through April
  • MSA Sports Spot (formerly MVP Sports Spot), 3701 32nd St SE, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 6:25 PM until 8:25 PM
  • Plan to either help set up equipment and/or help take it down, as well as take a turn to re-set bars for new jump heights
  • This is an ideal event to attend without your dog if you’d like to join GRAC and need to fulfill volunteer requirements

Each month, we try to set up a standard course on the first Tuesday of the month, and a jumpers course the third Tuesday. There is also room and limited equipment for obedience training in the same ring.

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