HOMESKOOLING 4 DOGS

     Equipping You To Lead, Care and Relate to Your Dog

                  to Achieve Control & Cooperation.

DOG SPORTS & ACTIVITIES That your dog may enjoy regardless of their breed

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Southern California

& Nationwide

Agility



Jumpin' K-9's Inc. is located in the beautiful Temecula Wine Country

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE

 
Welcome to Urban Mushing - home of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs - a group of humans and their canine companions indulging in different fun dog-powered activities for the working dog.  Our dogs LOVE to run and pull and we give them a chance to get the exercise they need and deserve through various "mushing" type activities such as dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling, and yes, dogsledding.  Most of us are also avid hikers and take our dogs backpacking as well as snowshoeing during the winter.



K9 NOSE WORK



K9 Nose Work: The next urban sport for dogs...


What is K9 Nose Work?

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt.  The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.  It's a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.


To find a certified nose work instructor near you, check the NACSW website:


Flyball

What is Flyball?
The North American Flyball Association, Inc. (NAFA) was established in 1984, when 12 flyball clubs in Michigan and Ontario banded together to guide the development of flyball in North America. Today, with over 400 active clubs and 6,500 competing dogs, NAFA is recognized as the world's leading authority on flyball and the sport's top sanctioning organization. NAFA is a nonprofit organization.


California

http://www.flyball.org/getstarted/california.html
http://www.flyball.org/getstarted/california.html Tournaments are open to all dogs, including mixed breeds and ALL purebreds (including the bully breeds). NAFA will not sanction a tournament at a site that excludes dogs on the basis of breed unless the exclusion is mandated by governmental law or ordinance and the host club has attempted and been unable to qualify for an exemption to governmental exclusions.



Disc Dogs

Super Dogs - Super people!
Come on out and meet the gang!
High Flyin' Fun, Southern California Style!
Disc Dogs in Southern California (D2I.S.C.) is a group of disc dog fanatics whose main purpose is to have fun while promoting canine disc as a great way to keep family pets happy, healthy, and in shape. We organize a series of informal playdays and clinics throughout the year where our members and prospective members exchange training ideas. We also hold several competitions which are a great place to have fun and strut your stuff. We perform a variety of shows for dog related charities, humane societies, sporting events, and schools throughout the year. Several of our members are Regional, National, and World Finalists in competition, so our events are a great place to learn the ropes from some of the top teams in the country. Check out our event schedule, and we hope to see you at the park soon!


Welcome to the USDDN, the online home for the US Disc Dog Nationals Championships Series featuring the US Disc Dog Nationals Championships Weekend. The US Disc Dog Nationals is organized by a Steering Committee including members from many of the country's disc dog clubs. We look forward to welcoming you to the Nationals Championships Series events.
- USDDN Organizing Committee



Rally Obedience

APDT Rally is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers!


Dog and Handler teams navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit-Down-Sit, Straight Figure 8, Send Over Jump, Recall Over Jump. Teams navigate the course at a brisk, continuous performance without direction from the judge. Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs during the performance.


All dogs, purebred, mixed breeds and dogs with disabilities are encouraged to participate.



 

Dock Dogs





Yes it is true, dogs can fly with the help of a 40ft dock, a body of water to cushion the landing, and the drive to get the toy!

Welcome to California's premier DockDogs club, SoCal DockDogs.  
There are many different levels of dogs and breeds that compete. DockDogs® Competitions can be comprised of four contests;  BIG AIR, EXTREME VERTICAL (EV), SPEED RETRIEVE, and IRON DOG.

Big Air is the most popular discipline of DockDogs® and the oldest of the four disciplines.  Big Air is nothing more than a long jump for canines.  In Big Air the dog is judged on the distance it can jump from the edge of the dock into the pool. Big Air is the easiest and most beginner friendly of the three disciplines of DockDogs®Dogs have the use of the entire dock surface (up to 40’) in which they can run and jump into the pool.  The distance jumped is measured from the edge of the dock out into the water where the base of the dogs tail first breaks the surface of the water.   A dog does not have to retrieve the toy in order to obtain a score.  Big Air is divided into six different divisions so all dogs with different jumping distances can join in the fun and have success.

Extreme Vertical is commonly referred to the high jump of the canine water sports.  This event consists of the dog launching vertically to reach a bumper suspended in the air.  Dogs are not judged on distance for this discipline, instead the dog is scored on how high the bumper is snatched from the pole.  Watching dogs compete in Extreme Vertical is a very impressive sight to view.

Speed Retrieve is comparable to a sprint or drag racing.  The concept is simple, a dog sprints down the dock, jumps in the water, and swims very fast to retrieve a Dead Fowl Trainer Duck suspended at the far end of the pool.  This is a timed event, the less time it takes a canine to grab the Dead Fowler Trainer the better the score. 

DockDogs® Iron Dog competition is the newest DockDogs® Sport.  It combines all of the above three competitions and your dog receives a total number of points based on how well they performed in each discipline.  

Orange County, California
Dog Friendly Beaches

Herding

San Diego, California
click the picture below.

 

AHBA


The American Herding Breed Association

AHBA TRAINERS & FACILITY DIRECTORY

http://www.ahba-herding.org/MainPage.php?AreaName=FacilityDirectory#



Canine Freestyle

The World Canine Freestyle Organization defines canine freestyle as follows:


"Musical Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of musical freestyle is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and intricate movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music. Heelwork-to-Music incorporates traditional dog obedience and the art of dressage with the inclusion of musical interpretation, dance elements, and costuming with an emphasis on non-standard obedience movements. Both Musical Freestyle and Heelwork-To-Music routines should create a visually exciting display which is enjoyable to watch and which is equally enjoyable to dogs and handlers executing the programs. Canine freestyle is a showcase that truly demonstrates the joys and fun of bonding with your pet."

Patie Ventre, Founder

Do a google.com search for a group in your city.

 

Canicross


Canicross is the sport of running cross-country with a dog or dogs attached to you (hands-free) and pulling you forward.

Do a google.com search for more information.



Owners of mixed breeds can enjoy the thrill of competing for titles in obedience, conformation, tracking and much more.  The Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America (MBDCA) is a national registry for mixed breeds, providing many of the same opportunities that the American Kennel Club (AKC) offers for purebreds. We are not a mixed bred placement center nor do we provide rescue services.  Contact your local humane society or shelter if you are interested in placing or adopting a mixed breed dog.





Terrier Racing


 

Tracking


AKC Tracking Clubs


Search for a club in your area.
http://www.akc.org/clubs/search/index.cfm?action=trac&display=on




Click on any link below from the DogPlay.com website for additional information. Now go play!

Fun things to do with your dog: Games, Sports and Just Good Fun