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  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Introduction

    Dog sports are a great way to for you and your dog to bond, exercise and stay fit. Participating in sports with your dog is also a great way to meet and socialize with other...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Agility

    Dog agility is a dog sport in which a dog navigates an obstacle course guided by his/her handler. A dog's ability to race through the course is judged on time and accuracy. Dog agility can...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Bikejoring

    Bikejoring is a dryland mushing activity where a harnessed dog (or team of dogs) is attached to a towline and runs ahead of a cyclist on cross-country trails. The activity is related to skijoring, cani-cross,...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Cani-cross

    Cani-cross (or CaniX for short) is the dog sport of cross-country running while hitched to a dog. The sport is popular in Europe, and is becoming more popular in North America. Cani-cross is related to...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Dock Jumping / Dock Diving

    Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a dog sport in which dogs compete against one another to see who can jump the farthest distance and/or height from a dock into a body of...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Dog Scootering

    Dog scootering is a sport where one or more dogs pull a human riding an unmotorized kick scooter.  Similar to bikejoring, or sulky riding, the dog(s) wear special harnesses and are hooked to the scooter...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Dog Hiking

    Dog hiking is an activity where dogs are taken alongside their guardians to wilderness areas. Sometimes packs (similar to saddle bags) are strapped to the dog, so they can carry their own food and/or water...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Earth Dogs

    Earth Dogs (or Earthdog) are competitive trials that grade and rank the working ability and instinct of small (often short-legged) terriers or Dachshunds. Historically these dogs were bred to hunt vermin, such as rodents and...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Canine Freestyle / Dog Dancing

    Canine freestyle is also known as musical canine freestyle, freestyle dance, dog dancing, or heelwork to music. It is a modern dog sport that mixes obedience training, tricks, and dance to music. The sport has...

  • TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR: Dog Sports - Flyball

    Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles to a special box that releases a tennis ball which has to...

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