A handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no incentives. The handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and body signals
Barn Hunt tests proper working traits in their dogs. It is open to any dog regardless of breed, mix, and disability, who wishes to play and can fit through an 18" wide by bale-height tall tunnel.
In dock diving, dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water. There are three different events: big air, extreme vertical, and speed retrieve.
The primary purpose of the Golden Retriever is to hunt. Our Club would like to inspire members to participate in field events with their dogs, and to help educate those interested in beginning or advancing their field training knowledge and experience.
In AKC obedience, judges determine how closely dog and handler teams match their mental picture of a perfect performance as they complete a series of exercises. There are novice, open, and utility levels of competition.
Unlike obedience, you and your dog proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. Handlers may encourage their dogs throughout the course. There are various classes in AKC Rally: novice, intermediate, advanced, excellent, and masters.