K9 Obedience Trials
The American Kennel Club offers obedience titles to any dog meeting the requirements - even your mutt can be awarded the coveted Canine Good Citizen title!
Probably the most popular K9 event, agility trials match your dog's speed and skill against a course. Handler skills are important and agility training is a great way to develop a strong working bond with your dog.
These engaging events give your dog a chance to excel in the area he or she was bred for! Whether it's herding, hunting, lure coursing, or field trials, these breed specific challenges will bring out the best in your dog.
For fun summer fun consider formal or informal DockDogs competition where points are awarded for long jumps and crowd appreciation rewards smooth style!
Snow sports like mushing and skijoring keep the fun going year round for thick coated dogs and owners with high cold tolerance!
There are competitions for more usual things like - yes, really - K9 dancing, treibball (essentially 1 dog soccer), and Frisbee catching (points for height and style!). If your dog can do it, there's probably a club dedicated to it and if not, don't let that stop you from having fun with your dog playing by your own rules!