OKPAWS members are here to have fun with their dog(s) and socialize with people that have the same passion. We try to make every event and seminar as enjoyable as possible for you and your dog(s). You will get a variety of information about the canine community, and you’ll be surprised just how much is out there. Most of all, you will develop friendships that will last for years.
Agility is a timed event where the handler and dog work together to complete a series of obstacles. It involves obstacles such as jumps and hurdles, tunnels, weave poles, a-frames, dog walks, teeter-totters, and pause tables. We are a UKC club that holds UKC agility trials. OKPaws offers classes for green beginners to the most advanced competitors. See our agility class page for information.
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Flyball races consist of two teams of four dogs each, relay racing side-byside over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run down 4 jumps, trigger a flyball box releasing a tennis ball which the dog must return to the handler, running back over the 4 jumps. The next dog is released as the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps. Teams compete in up to nine different divisions based on their seed times, so any breed of dog is welcome and able to race against other teams with similar abilities and be competitive. We have one team that is part of OKPaws, "Full Speed Ahead". The team participates under United Flyball League International (U-Fli)rules in tournaments that are held across the country. Most of our tournaments are held in Oklahoma or Texas, but the team has been known to travel to Las Vegas, St. Louis, Nebraska, and Memphis.
The team has practices most every weekend to train dogs in flyball. No experience is required! The team has a google Group, so it would be a good idea to join the email list if you are interested in checking it out. Oklahoma weather is never predictable, so cancellations are usually at the last minute. Please check your e-mail before you head out to practice. Whether you’re interested in joining us or just want to watch and see if it will be something you might be interested in, you're welcome to come on out and play.
In disc dog competitions, teams compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching, using a flying disc (or frisbee). For more information about disc dog activities and classes contact our disc dog group at Tornado Alley Disc Dogs.