Calling all young adventurers! Discover Canine Sports will offer junior handlers and their dogs opportunities to grow and bond as a team while discovering new canine sports and activities. Running, jumping, climbing, fetching, sniffing, and eating make this workshop one of the most enjoyable and enriching for dogs of all ages and backgrounds. Discover Canine Sports – for Juniors! is open to anyone looking for an introduction to positive dog training and how it can build on off-leash control, spark mental stimulation, and promote physical activity.
Agility: You and your dog will work as a team in trying out a fun obstacle course. Junior Handlers with dogs of any age, breed, or size can learn to compete in this amazing team sport! We will start with teaching you and your dog the foundations required for safe and healthy competition.
Canine Frisbee Games: Come try your hand at the art of canine disc throwing! This fun and fast-paced sport is perfect for high-energy dogs who love jumping, running, and retrieving flying objects! We will teach you a variety of throwing and catching techniques to get you and your dog started in this exhilarating sport!
Nose Work: Learn all about the sport of canine scent detection and have a ton of fun training your dog! You will start by introducing your dog to odors and teaching them to “find” a scent. This fast- growing sport is perfect for any dog and is EXCELLENT for shy dogs or for dogs who need to build confidence.
Rally Obedience: Rally is a relaxed obedience sport in which dog/handler teams compete in a course of obedience maneuvers (such as sit, down, front, finish, and recall) at designated stations along the course. Teams proceed through the course at their own pace while using any verbal means of encouragement. It promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs at all levels!
This is an excellent chance to try out a variety of activities with your dog in one exciting workshop!
PREREQUISITES: Dogs must be at least 6 months old. Dogs must be able to be reinforced with treats and toys as they work on handler focus in a group setting. The Junior Handler must be under the age of 18 to participate. One youth/dog team per registration.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.