Membership Types:

Member

Enjoys all club privileges including the right to vote and hold office.
Regular membership shall be open to any person 18 years of age or older who has either 1) successfully completed three classes under the club’s instructors, 2) previously been accepted as a junior member, or 3) put a title on a dog and has completed one class under
the club’s instructors.

Associate Member

Entitled to all privileges except voting and office holding.
Associate members are not computed in determining a quorum. Associate membership shall be open to any person 18 years of age or older who has 1) an interest in dogs and 2) wishes to be affiliated with the Club.

Life Time Member

Life membership is for those members who have provided long-term
service and support to the Club. This membership allows all privileges but is exempt from paying dues or other fees.

Junior Member

Available to those under 18 who participate in the internship program who has either 1) successfully completed three classes under the club’s instructors, or 2) put a title on a dog and has completed one class under the club’s instructors.

Interns

The purpose of our internship program is to create a trial membership period during which prospective members can get involved in club activities and demonstrate their willingness and ability to be a contributing member of our club.

Member Ring Etiquette

With the exception of some agility or Scent Work classes that require the entire building, the Members ring should always be available for members to use. Please check the club calendar for the day(s) and times(s) during which the Members ring will be unavailable. 

If an instructor, in a class that has not been scheduled for the entire building, has spread out and is using the Members ring, the instructor should immediately return the ring to any member who wants to work his or her dog.  Members should discreetly approach the assistant (or instructor if no assistant is there) and let them know they'd like the members' ring. 

The Members ring will not be available on Friday evenings as the Flyball team has on-going practices and training throughout the year during that time. 

Common courtesy and good sense go a long way. If someone is training in the ring, please ask before entering. Do not interfere with their training. If you are using the Members ring and someone else would like to use it, try to come to a solution that satisfies both of you, such as sharing the ring.

Name Tags

Members will be provided with an engraved name tag (first one free) subsequent ones paid for by the member.

Observing Classes

Members and interns are welcome to observe any class and instructor, please do so quietly. Chatting and joking outside the ring while a class is going on can be very disruptive to the instructor and especially the students. We ask our dogs to be quiet and well behaved and should expect no less from ourselves.

Please remember that while we may use different methods, we all have the same goal—to help people learn how to train their dogs. To an already self-conscious student, the perception that he or she is being criticized or laughed at could be demoralizing enough to cause them to give up. If that happens, everyone loses, the club, the student and, ultimately, the dog. 

Reinstatement

A previous member who wishes to be reinstated, may complete a membership application. No internship is required, however, a membership vote will be held.