BARC offers a number of indoor winter and early spring open practice opportunities at Birt Arena in Nampa, ID for dogs and handlers who are currently training and/or competing in agility.

Come play!

2022-2023 Open Practice Dates

Thank you to Birt Arena, our volunteer practice hosts and all who attended this year! Practices will resume later this fall.

October 2, 2-5:30 pm (NADAC Course)
November 27,2-5:30 pm (NADAC Course)
December 11, 2-5:30 pm (BARC Holiday Party and NADAC Course)
January 28, 2-5:30 pm (UKI Course)
February 12, 1-4:00 pm (USDAA and Course Building with Jan Skurzynski)
March 5, 2-5:30 pm (NADAC Course)

Practices are hosted by club members, who determine the type of practice, choose the courses, and are responsible for set up, take down and collection of fees. Volunteers are always needed!

To join in a practice, the dog/handler must be working with a local agility trainer or have prior experience with competing or training agility, and able to perform obstacles safely off leash around other dogs. This is for the safety of all involved. Please keep an eye on your dog at all times, whether on or off leash, to avoid any unwanted interaction or altercations. Crating your dog between turns is recommended, and there is plenty of room available.

The fees are as follows:

  • $6 For Members who help set-up or take-down, first dog
  • $8 For Non-members who help set-up or take-down, first dog
  • $10 All others, first dog
  • $1 For each extra dog (members or non-members)

For directions to our practice facility, click here: Birt Arena

Thank you to all the volunteers and participants who make our practices a success! Interested in hosting a practice? Email us! Click here to see what hosting entails.