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Dog Sports

For Some It Is Serious Competion,

For Many It Is Just For Fun!

There Is Something Out There For Everyone!

 


Urban Mushing Needs No Snow
By Sharon Hill, The Windsor Star
Northern sport gets makeover

Incredible dogs compete in Atlanta

AGILITY:

Beginner’s Guide To Obedience, Rally, Tracking And Agility - PDF


 

CANINE AGILITY
Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy

CANINE BIKEJORING
Bikejoring is a dog mushing activity related to skijoring, canicross, and dog scootering. It is a recreation or sport where a harnessed dog or team of dogs attached to a towline, pull and run ahead of a cyclist.

CANINE CANICROSS
Canicross is the term used to describe the sport of cross country running with dogs.

CANINE CARTING

CANINE CONFORMATION SHOWS
Conformation shows, also referred to as breed shows, are a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard.

CANINE COURSING
Coursing is a long established hunting technique, practiced historically with greyhounds, other sighthound breeds, or with lurchers which are crossbred sighthounds, and working breeds.

DISK DOGS
Disc dog is the more generic name for what is commonly called Frisbee dog

CANINE DOCK JUMPING

FIELD TRIALS
A field trial is a competitive event at which hunting dogs compete against one another. There are field trials for retrievers, pointing dogs and flushing dogs.

CANINE FLYBALL

FRENCH RING SPORT
French Ring Sport is a dog sport involving jumping, obedience (breaking in exercises), and bite work. It is most similar to Belgian Ring, Campagne and KNPV, but also sharing common elements with Schutzhund and Mondio Ring.

HERDING DOGS

HIKING WITH YOUR DOG
Hiking with you dog can be a great form of exercise for you and your 4 legged friend. Having the right equipment helps too!

MUSICAL FREESTYLE CANINE DANCE
Musical freestyle started in many places almost simultaneously around 1989, with demonstrations of the talent of heeling to music being shown in Canada, England, the United States, and the Netherlands within three years of each other.

CANINE OBEDIENCE TRIALS

WEIGHT PULLING
Weight pulling is a dog sport involving a dog pulling a cart or sled loaded with weight a short distance across dirt/gravel, grass, carpet, or snow.

RALLY-O
Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience. It was originally devised by Charles L. "Bud" Kramer from the obedience practice of "doodling" - doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises.

SCHUTZHUND
Schutzhund (German for protection dog) is a dog sport that was developed in Germany in the early 1900s as a breed suitability test for the German Shepherd Dog.

SCOOTERING
Dog scootering is an activity where one or more dogs pull a human riding an unmotorized kick scooter. It is similar to mushing, which is done in the winter, but generally with fewer dogs and with a scooter instead of a dogsled.

DOG SLEDDING
Sled dogs or sledge dogs are highly trained types of dog that are used to pull a sled, a wheel-less vehicle on runners also called a sledge or sleigh, over snow or ice, by means of harnesses and lines.

TRACKING
A Tracking trial is an event to encourage dogs to make use of their strongest facility, the ability to follow a scent trail.

TREIBBALL
Treibball is a positive-Reinforcement, competitive dog sport which originated in Germany and entered sanctioned competition in 2008. Similar to sheep herding trials, the dog must herd and drive large exercise balls into a soccer goal.

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