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Agility Trials

Most dogs naturally love to run, climb, jump and turn. Agility trials are a great chance for them to show off these inherent skills and, at the same time, work closely with their favorite teammates – their owners and handlers.
As they scamper over foot bridges and A-frames, through hoops and over jumps, the dogs are constantly alert to the verbal cues and body language of their owners and handlers. It’s the epitome of teamwork. The agility trials feature as many as 18-20 obstacles that the dog has to complete in the sequence stipulated by the judge.
Dogs don’t have to be particularly athletic or coordinated to do agility. If you can train your dog to do obedience, you can train your dog to do agility…they love it.
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Obedience and Rally Trials

Obedience Trials take your dog and you to a beginning level of competition and eventually to advanced levels of competition. With basic obedience commands, you will advance through skills such as walking on-off leash in a variety of patterns, retrieving objects, jumping over obstacles, and demonstrate your dog’s ability to stay in place for a prolonged period of time. Obedience competition and training is the best way to establish good communication between your dog and you.
Rally is an AKC sanctioned event that is performed as a team sport between your dog and you as the performing team. The goal is to navigate through a course of 10 – 20 different signs displaying commands. Beginning levels are done on-leash while advanced levels are performed off-leash. Rally is an event that showcases teamwork and skills.
Rally Trials go with Obedience Trials, but Rally is the faster, louder, little sibling of Obedience.
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Barn Hunt Trials and Clinics

Barn Hunt Trials & Clinics

Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel. It’s amazing to see what your dog was actual bred to do, in action!