Middlesex Agility Club

 Middlesex Agility Club (MAC) members are dogs-lovers who like doing something fun and different with their dogs, and have gotten hooked on the sport of agility. The club provides a great opportunity to learn about, train and compete in agility as well as other dog sports, such as disc, rally, dock diving and scent detection. MAC members use positive reinforcement training techniques using toys, food and praise (shock, prong and choke collars not permitted).

 

MAC members enjoy many benefits, including:
 

  • Practice times at a world class facility with a full set of competition regulation equipment

  • Practice at the venue where we hold trials

  • Hosting several trials each year at our home turf
     

  • Early crating set up at trials
  • A Dollar off every  run at all MAC trials
  • Priority entry into seminars

  • No limit to number of working dogs

  • House league and fun matches
     

  • Participation in demos (great for getting your dogs out to new places)
  • Social events including BBQs, Christmas parties and potlucks

  • Involvement in the direction of the club

  • Great network of people with a wide range of experiences and skills

  • Supportive and welcoming group to learn and grow with

  • Learning environment for not only agility but also disc and other dog sports

 

We want all of our members to participate in our activities and help keep the club vibrant and strong. All MAC members are expected to:

  • Work at least 40 MAC volunteer hours (e.g., at trials, demos, etc.) a year, and

  • Attend at least 4 MAC members meetings a year.

Members are encouraged to attend MAC social events and participate in or volunteer at house league and demonstrations.

 

 

Regular Membership

As a regular MAC member, you can:

  • Practice with your dog(s) at the MAC facility and participate in house league, trials and demos.

  • New members must be accompanied by a regular member in good standing for the probationary period.

  • Participate in MAC meetings as a non-voting member for the probationary period, then as a voting member

  • Attend club social events, BBQs, potlucks, Christmas parties, etc.

  • Get to know a fun and welcoming group of dog lovers

  • Enjoy a wealth of knowledge and support for your future in dog sports

  • Build lasting friendships and a better relationship with your dogs

 

To be considered for regular membership in MAC, you must meet two requirements:

  1. You must have completed 24 hours of agility instruction within the past 24 months OR have at least one dog that is currently actively competing and that has an AAC AADC or MDC title or the equivalent. Note: If you cannot meet this requirement, please contact a MAC board member to discuss alternatives.

  2. You must be sponsored in writing by two MAC regular members in good standing who will be your mentors and a resource to you throughout your probationary period, being available to answer questions and to introduce you to other MAC members, members meetings, working at MAC trials, the MAC facilities and the rules regarding the use of same, house league, demonstrations, and other MAC activities. Regular MAC members are entitled to sponsor up to two probationary members at a time. MAC Board members are entitled to sponsor one probationary member at a time.

 

All new regular members are considered probationary for a minimum of 6 months, and until they have:

  • Worked at least 40 MAC volunteer hours (e.g., at trials, demos, etc.), and

  • Attended at least 4 MAC members meetings.

After the probationary period, the Board of Directors will review your membership and you may become a regular member with full privileges.

 

The fee to join MAC as a new regular member is $100 (one-time probationary fee) + $100 membership fee (prorated). The annual renewal fee is $100.

 

 

Associate Membership

Associate members can:

  • Volunteer at trials and demos

  • Participate in MAC meetings as a non-voting member

  • Attend club social events, BBQs, potlucks, Christmas parties, etc.

  • Get to know a fun and welcoming group of dog lovers

  • Enjoy a wealth of knowledge and support for your future in dog sports

  • Learn how agility trials work and how to compete with your dog to earn titles

  • Build lasting friendships and better relationships with your dogs

 

Associate membership costs $30 (prorated). There is no probationary period for associate members.

 

Instructors Welcome!

We welcome membership applications from agility instructors, with the understanding that there will be no private classes held at the facility. To address concerns regarding the potential for conflict of interest with members who also hold their own agility trials, the Board of Directors will meet with any new applicants who are in this situation, to come up with a mutually beneficial agreement.


Regular Membership Application

Associate Membership Application

Membership Renewal Form