There are many benefits of competitive dog sports including burning off physical and mental energy, making new friends, learning how to communicate more clearly with your dog, improving both your dog's skills and your own, having fun, and earning ribbons and titles!
Have a ball crazy dog? Come on out and learn the sport of flyball--think drag racing for dogs! This team sport features running, jumps, and a ball for the most exciting race on four paws.
Our team, Carolina Overdrive meets regularly for practices and competes in high-energy races.
Obedience trials demonstrate a dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring and emphasize the usefulness of the dog as a companion to humankind. The objective of obedience trials is to recognize dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs in a manner that will reflect credit on the sport of obedience at all times and under all conditions
Rally is a twist on traditional competition obedience using an assortment of stations and maneuvers in a numbered course. Handlers will learn the fundamentals of AKC rally and work a number of new signs each week. An actual course will be set and each team will have the opportunity to “run” it twice during class. Each class builds on the skills learned in the previous class.
Training covers Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Masters. AKC mainly covered, but other venues are explored on occasion.