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:
Agility 101 is available for spectators to give agility a try. Under the supervision of expert trainers, you and your dog will be guided through some basic agility obstacles, and learn how fun the sport can be.
Cost: $5 per turn, proceeds benefit Aussie and Friends Rescue 501(c)3
Dock Jumping – Splash Dogs
Most dogs love water, especially if they can jump or launch into it! Dock Jumping is a competitive sport and it can also be done for fun. Come watch dogs make a big splash as they run down the pier and leap as far as they can into the water. You and your dog are welcome to give it a try.
Cost: Free to watch, $25 to participate
Please visit www.splashdogs.com for more information
Herding Instinct Testing
Curious about how dogs learn to work stock? 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. In this 10-15 minute session, Cathy will test your dog’s herding aptitude, and can answer questions about the training needed to develop this natural skill further. Open to all dogs. Learn more about Cathy at www.summernyranch.com
Cost: $30 per session, You can pre-register for your session, or sign up at the event
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!