is the oldest dog agility club in Massachusetts. We presently train in Palmer, Massachusetts between Springfield and Worcester, MA. Membership is open to all persons interested in dog agility.
A.C.E. sponsors four agility trials during the year. Training classes are held weekly 7 months of the year.
The photo above is in remembrance of Ellen DeWolf one of the founders of A.C.E. Agility. Ellen is in the back row, fourth from the left, standing besides her poodles. The occasion was the 2003 A.C.E. Agility Christmas party at her home, Merryfields Farm. Ellen passed away in 2010 but those who knew her are grateful for all the fond memories that we have of Ellen and working with our dogs at Merryfields Farm.
Agility is for all dogs
A.C.E. Agility Inc. welcomes all dogs: mixed breeds and purebreds alike. A.C.E. Agility's logo features Suzy, a mixed breed dog to emphasize that agility is a sport for all dogs. Suzy never competed in an agility trail but she had a great time doing agility at A.C.E.
Can my Dog Learn Agility?
A.C.E. experienced teachers to conduct Beginners Agility Classes and Intermediate Classes. Your dog need not know obedience before attending a beginner's class. If your dog has obedience training, it will be very helpful. Beginner's classes will go over the basic commands such as Sit, Come, Stay & Down. Currently A.C.E. has Beginners and Intermediate agility classes on Monday evenings with Advanced classes on Tuesday evenings. Classes are held in Palmer, Massachusetts near exit 8 of the Mass Pike. Visitors are welcome to come and watch the fun. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get the current schedule.
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A.C.E. has members that just train their dogs for fun and exercise. Other members compete in agility trials and earn titles for their dogs. Some members compete at the national level with their dogs. Dogs have many opportunities to compete and earn titles. All dogs are eligible to compete with the USDAA, NADAC, ASCA, CPE and UKC national agility organizations. The AKC now has an agility program for AKC registered dogs and for mixed breeds enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners program. Many breed clubs sponsor agility events also.
Last update: 30 March, 2014
Written by Steve Szabo and Rebecca Wong