The Phoenix Award 2017

Backyard Agility Dogs is proud to present The Phoenix Award at our August 19-20 AAC trial

“Phoenix” (CH. OTCH Alfenloch Rio Lane Phoenix) was the first recipient of the Canadian National Agility Trial Champion title, awarded on August 26, 1990 in Manotick Ontario. Phoenix was owned and handled by Pierre Lalonde.

In loving memory and recognition of Phoenix, The Phoenix Award will be presented to the Highest Scoring Shetland Sheepdog entered in a minimum of 4 runs in the August 19-20, 2017 Backyard Agility Dog AAC Trial. This distinction was first presented in Cornwall, Ontario in 1997.

AIM e-timer Seminar


is pleased to offer a special E-Timer Seminar!

This is a FREE seminar open to EVERYONE (members & non-members) wanting to learn more about e-timers and get hands-on experience.

Glenda McLarty & Pierre Lalonde will share information on how to use the e-timer plus give you the opportunity to try for yourself in a trial-like atmosphere (MAL)

WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017 beginning at 9am (preceding Manitoba Agility League)

WHERE: Backyard Agility Dogs, Petersfield, MB

There is NO COST for this event!

Bring a chair, some shade, and a snack & drink for yourself, no food/water is provided).


Contact Laurie by email to confirm your place at this seminar:

AAC Re-measurement Day & Fun Runs

In 2018, The Agility Association of Canada (AAC) will be implementing new jump heights and all previously measured dogs will need to be re-measured.

Backyard Agility Dogs is pleased to be offering a Re-measurement Day and Agility Fun-Runs on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Get your dog completely remeasured and even get a chance to try out the new heights on course.

If your dog is currently competing and has a completed or partially completed ID Card, you will need to apply for a replacement card from the AAC prior to this event. Go to to order online.


Click on the link below and read the AAC pdf outlining the Changes to Measurement Process

Judges Brigitte Hunter, Laurie Keith & Pierre Lalonde will carry out all measurements

Entry Forms for the Fun Runs will be posted on the BADogs website at a later date. A charitable donation will be made to the Manitoba National Agility Fund.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Here are our dates for MAL 2017


MAL #1:  Sunday, June 18       Judge:  Melanie Hart

MAL #2:  Sunday, July 16        Judges:  Laurie Keith & Pierre Lalonde

MAL #3:  Sunday, August 6    Judge:  Brigitte Hunter


Backyard Agility Dogs is pleased to share our trial dates for next year:

Tues, June 13/17:      Masters Mini.            Judge: Melanie Hart
June 24-25/17:          2 Day Trial.                 Judge: Christine Mandy (ON)
Wed July 12/17:        Starters/Adv Mini.    Judge: Carla Mortensen
Thurs Aug 3/17:        Masters Mini.            Judge: Laurie Keith
Aug 19-20/17:           2 Day Trial.                 Judge: Rob Struthers (BC)
Sat Sept 23/17:         Games Mini.              Judge: Craig Peters

Manitoba AAC Nationals Fund


On behalf of all the participants of the Manitoba Agility League for 2016, Backyard Agility Dogs is pleased to make a donation of $50.00 (fifty dollars) to the Manitoba AAC Nationals Fund.  Thank you to everyone who played this year!