Interactive Events & Exhibitions
We are pleased to offer a variety of activities for the public to engage in with their well-behaved dogs. All dogs coming to the show must be on a buckle type of collar and on a leash not exceeding 6' in length. (No flexi-leads please.) It is important to be a responsible pet owner at all times – be sure to bring water for your dog and to pick up after them.
Doggie-Do-Right and Dog Agility Test
The public is invited to test their agility
skills from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. With each pet's owner in control,
they will be guided under the one-on-one supervision of
expert trainers. The owner and trainer
will introduce the dog to agility obstacles to test each dog's temperament
for dog agility. The fee for this activity is $5.
Dock Jumping - Splash Dogs
Jumping from the pier into water has been a common pastime among lake-dwellers. In sport form, it is
not much different - get the dog to run the pier and launch from the end, jumping as far as they can
into the water. Sound difficult? Come out and give it a try on the practice pier and then test your
dog's ability on the official pier. The competitor's dog with the longest jump is the winner.
A fee is charged for participation in this activity. Visit www.splashdogs.com for more information.
Course-a-Lure – "Lure-For-the-Cure" presented by the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF)
The public can also enter their dogs in this exciting sport. The dog runs
on an enclosed course consisting of a few hoops, chutes, jumps, tunnels and turns
while chasing a rabbit-like lure. Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes get
to run their hearts out chasing after what appears to them to be a rabbit.
The thrilling experience of this course will be the most exciting thing
your dog will ever do, and you'll love it, too! Come join in on the hoopin'
and hollerin'. Sign up at the event between 9am and 5pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Fees: $8 for one run; $12 for two runs and $18 for three runs.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a nationwide, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to cancer researchers. Look for their booth at
the Trade Fair where they will be selling NCCF signature 'pink paw' merchandise.
World Cynosport Rally Sanctioned Trials, hosted by Just REwards, LLC of Montara, California, will be offered. Three trials will be held on Saturday and two trials will be held on Sunday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. For more information, see the event listing on the Event Calendar at www.rallydogs.com.
Rally offers a more interesting twist to the standard obedience test. Rally competitors navigate a course with numbered signs, each indicating one of several dozens different exercises to perform, such as Sit-Down-Sit, Straight Figure of 8, Send Over Jump, Recall Over Jump, etc.. Teams navigate the course at a brisk, continuous pace without direction from the judge. Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs during the performance. All dogs, regardless of breed, are welcome to enter.
Dogs must be registered with World Cynosport Rally or USDAA. See the Premium List for the event for closing dates, entry forms, and other information at the above Event Calendar reference.
Barn Hunt Trials
Barn Hunt Association, LLC Training and Sanctioned Trials, hosted by All Breed Lure Sport Association of San Francisco, will host training sessions Wednesday through Friday and four trials on Saturday and Sunday. Rules and other information on Barn Hunt can be found at www.barnhunt.com. Pre-entry is encouraged; on site registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Entry forms can be found at www.ablsa.com.
Vendor Trade Fair & Exposition
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.