Tag Archives: dog sports

Happy New Year!

Posted on: December 31, 2018 - No Comments

We resolve to remember, if only for a moment, to observe and appreciate the joy our dogs bring us simply by being alive. 

Tips For Decreasing Reactivity in a Competition Dog

Posted on: November 27, 2016 - No Comments

In the competition sport of agility, there are many variables to manage. When I created a behavior modification program for my own dog, here were some of the things I considered to help set him up for success.

Canine Freestyle (Heel to Music)

Posted on: January 18, 2014 - No Comments

So you think your dog can dance? Then check out Canine Freestyle, a fascinating dog sport in which dog and handler perform a choreographed routine to music. If you are looking for a dog sport that also allows creativity on the part of the handler, Canine Freestyle could be a great fit. Known as 'Heel Read More

Skijoring

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Skijoring is a sport in which your dog pulls you while you are skiing along on cross-country skis. It is different from dog sledding in that, while your dog is pulling you, you are also adding to the momentum by skiing along. In a unique twist, you bring not only your skiing skills to the Read More

Scent Work

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Scent work is a dog sport that is becoming increasingly popular to the average pet parent. Inspired by the work of scent detection dogs, scent work is an easy-to-learn dog sport that is fun for the dog and the handler. How It Works A scent work class should start by building your dog’s confidence and Read More

Rally Obedience

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Rally Obedience (sometimes called 'Rally-O') is a new take on traditional obedience competitions. In both sports, dogs must perform heeling, sit, stay and recall. In traditional obedience competitions, these tasks are performed one at a time in a fairly predictable manner, and interaction between the handler and their dog other than quick succinct cues is Read More

Flyball

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Flyball is fast, furious and fun! This sport is a relay race between two teams of four dogs each. One at a time, each dog runs down a lane of four hurdles, retrieves a tennis ball from a special spring board box, runs back to the start over the hurdles and then the next dog Read More

Treibball

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If you are looking for a dog sport that can be taught at any age, to any breed of dog, then Treibball could be a great fit for you and your dog. The sport originated in Europe and is now sweeping the United States. Treibball is traditionally taught using a clicker to teach and 'mark' Read More

Dock Diving

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Dock diving is a fun and exciting dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for the greatest distance or height from a dock into a body of water. The sport started in the late 1990’s and has become increasingly popular in the US. There are several different variations of the sport. One form of Read More

Agility

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Agility is a sport in which dogs manipulate obstacles and features while directed through a set course by their person. It teaches a dog to be athletic, confident and improves communication between dog and owner. Agility can be enjoyed as a back yard past time with your dog or as a competition event. Agility Training Read More

Dog Dancing

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Dog Sports

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Dog sports are a great way to bond with your dog and give your canine companion exercise and mental stimulation. From the unbridled fun of dock diving to the quirkier but thrilling sport of skijoring, dog sports offer a fantastic opportunity to build and enhance the unique relationship we share with man's best friend in Read More

Tricks & Sports

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

Teaching your dog tricks or getting involved in dog sports are two great ways to bond with your dog and to ensure that he is getting the physical and mental stimulation he needs. Tricks are fun and easy to teach using positive training methods, and they are sure to impress when you have guests over. Read More