Whether you’re at a dog show, a performance trial or enjoying time at home with your human and canine family this Thanksgiving weekend, we thought you might like a little dog info fix during your downtime. So, here we present eight articles about performance from the Best In Show Daily archives.
Performance organizations continue to make it easier for everyone to get involved. Learn about the American Kennel Club’s My Dog Can Do That program, which allows dogs of all kinds to try out agility obstacles at dog shows, in an article I wrote back in August. And if you’re worried about crosstraining your show puppy, Deb Eldredge, D.V.M, allays those fears and explains how such work can actually enhance conformation performances.
Dock diving and flyball are easy on the handler and great fun for the dog. If your dog can swim, simply show up at an event to give the former a try. Flyball is fast and furious with the advantage that you don’t run the race with your dog.
Perhaps you’d just like to read about the recent AKC lure-coursing championships in New York or the various United Kennel Club hunting programs.
If you’ve done it all, we dare you to read Robin Nuttall’s article about barn hunt and not be intrigued. For a truly new challenge, try treibball, urban mushing or K9 Nose Work.
To access dozens of performance-related articles, as well as profiles of involved people and dogs, click on “Performance” below the website masthead banner.
Wishing you fun with your dogs this holiday weekend,