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Agility Course Test (ACT) Program

Agility Course Test (ACT) Program

The Agility Course Test (ACT) is an entry level agility event designed to introduce and welcome beginning dogs and their handlers to the AKC sport of agility.

There are two levels of ACT events – ACT1 and ACT2. ACT1 is designed for the beginning level dog to show beginning sequencing and performance skills. ACT2 requires an increased skill level shown by the additional obstacles to be performed.

In addition to showing their dog’s entry level skills, exhibitors will learn to fill out an AKC entry form, check-in at the ring, taking their dog in and out of ring, handling their dog while being judged and other information that will help them when they move on to AKC agility trials with their dog.  Dogs must be 15 months old to enter these events.  They do not need to be AKC registered at the time of entry.

Click Here To Find Our NEW Calendar of ACT Events

Send email to for assistance in adding your ACT event to our calendar!

ACT Information Sheet

ACT Presentation

Click Here for a detailed PDF presentation about AKC’s new ACT program.

Click Here for a ZIP file containing the Power Point PPT file for this presentation.


Click Here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about AKC’s new ACT program.

ACT Evaluator Package – revised 7-16-2020

Click Here to download a ZIP containing a package of PDF and XLS files necessary for conducting an ACT event.

ACT Evaluators Contact List by State as of

Click Here if you are looking for a list of ACT Evaluators available within your local area!

Combined Agility Regs, Judge’s Guidelines, Dog Show Rules, etc.

Combined-Regs_GL_Blog_RADS_MR_asof 6-2020

This is a combined PDF containing the following documents:

  • AKC Agility Regulations – as of 1/2020
  • AKC Agility Judge’s Guidelines – as of 3/2020
  • AKC Agility Trial Manual – as of 1/2020
  • AKC Agility Judge blog entries – as of 3/2020
  • AKC Dog Show Rules – as of 12/2019
  • AKC Match Regulations – as of 1/2017
  • Dealing With Misconduct – as of 10/2018
  • Discipline Guidelines – as of 5/2019

As such, it allows you to search for a topic across multiple sources.