Your dog's nose is likely his strongest sense, as you may have seen. Dogs generally like to follow their noses. Why not make this skill into an entertaining and difficult activity?
Teams of a dog and handler are required to finish a course of signs defining certain obedience exercises to carry out in rally obedience. Judges create the course and watch as the teams quickly move through it.
As an alternative to hare coursing, the fast-paced pursuit sport known as lure coursing was created.
Dogs compete for the fastest times by chasing an artificial bait across a field rather than a live animal. The race may at times include obstacles.
For dogs in the herding group, herding comes naturally to them and is how they were bred. Even non-herding dog breeds or combinations occasionally exhibit a herding propensity.
The chance for herding is not present because many dogs live in urban or suburban areas rather than on farms. Participate in the herding contest.
Flyball is a form of relay race in which four-dog teams compete. One dog from each team races and jumps over obstacles as it makes its way to the "flyball box" on a course.
A tennis ball is released from the flyball box when the dog steps on a panel. After clearing the obstacles, the dog returns the ball to its owner.
Dogs compete by jumping from a dock into a body of water in an effort to reach a great height or distance. This activity is also known as dock diving.
When done in the water, dock jumping is quite similar to the human long or high jump. The greatest dogs for this sport are energetic canines who enjoy the water, such as Labrador retrievers.
Teams of a dog and handler are scored in distance/accuracy catching, freestyle routines, and other disc-throwing events during disc dog competitions.
The word "disc" is frequently used because "Frisbee" is a trademarked brand name for a flying disc.