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 these other activities:
Dog Agility 101
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 and proceeds will benefit Aussie and Friends rescue. All proceeds go directly to this terrific 501(c)3 charity.
Dock Jumping – Splash Dogs
Most dogs love water, especially if they can jump or launch into it! In Dock Jumping competitions, dogs run the end of a pier and launch as far as they can into the water. You and your dog are welcome to give it a try Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10th – 13th. There is a $25 fee associated to participate in this activity.
Please visit www.splashdogs.com for more information.
Lure coursing is almost as much fun to watch as it is to play! Let your dog run all-out in an enclosed area chasing a “rabbit-like” lure. Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes will enjoy running their hearts out chasing this pretend “rabbit”. To make this fun activity even better, all proceeds go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
Herding Instinct Testing
Enroll in a one-on-one private session with expert trainer, Cathy Sumeracki, and carefully introduce your dog to a small flock of sheep that are accustomed to working with dogs. Cathy will evaluate the herding instinct characteristics of your dog. Open to all dogs. You can pre-register Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or sign up at the event. A portion of proceeds from each test benefits the United States Association of Cynological Sports, a 501(c)3 charity supporting international amateur sports with dogs. Learn more about Cathy at www.summernyranch.com
World Cynosport Rally
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!
Entry forms are available now and you must have a valid World Cynosport Rally Dog number. You can also register and enter on site, the day of the trial.
If you just want to try it for fun, Rally Run-thrus are $5 per run and will start at the conclusion of each day’s competition on Saturday and Sunday. Expert instructors will be there to guide you through the course too.
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!