Interactive Events & Exhibitions
USDAA® is pleased to offer a variety of activities for you to experience first-hand with your well-behaved dog. All dogs are welcome at the Cynosport® World Games, but must be wearing a buckle-type collar and on a leash no more than 6 feet in length. (Please, no retractable leashes or prong collars.)
We pride ourselves on promoting responsible pet ownership at all times – so be sure to bring plenty of water for your dog and please pick up after them.
Besides watching the world’s best agility competitors, you and your dogs are welcome to try many other fun dog sport activities. Some activities that we have included are:
Test your agility skills and your dog’s temperament on Thursday through Sunday. You and your dog will be guided through some basic agility obstacles under the supervision of expert trainers. Cost is $5 per run-through (cash only) and proceeds will benefit Nashville PITTIE Rescue. Agility 101 will be available on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Get ready to Rally! Rally is a fun, exciting team sport and open to all dogs whether they’re purebred or a mixed breed. Rally is a fun test of obedience skills and builds trust between you and your dog. Come watch the fun or enter a competition yourself!
Rally Run-thrus are $5 per run (cash only) and will be offered from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and Saturday. Expert instructors will be there to guide you through the courses too.
If your dog loves to run then they’ll love lure coursing! A fenced course is set up with a “lure” that is pulled along through the course, encouraging your to run as fast as they can to get to it. Any dog can do it, no matter how big or small. Run-thrus of the course will be available for $5 per run (cash only) on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Vendor Trade Fair & Expo
It’s a dog-lovers shopping extravaganza! Check out dozens of vendors and exhibits to find what’s available in the dog world, your favorite craft, or what services may be available to you and your family pet. Start your holiday season shopping early!