AKC Trials, Title Opportunities and Tournaments
TCOTC hosts a number of AKC-sanctioned trials, titling opportunities and other events throughout the year. Our events are listed below with links to additional information. Check our club calender for additional events sponsored by other organizations held at TCOTC’s training facility.
Canine Good Citizen Test
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
The Canine Good Citizen title was designed by the AKC to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. It focuses on responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. More information and registration here.
Dale Weyhrich Flyball Tournament September 29-30
TCOTC Annual AKC Obedience and Rally Trial October 20-22
Tracking Excellent Trial October 29
Tracking is a sport that demonstrates a dog’s natural ability to recognize and follow the scent trail of a person. Trained dogs are kept on leash in a field and expected to follow an aged scent trail as their person follows along behind them. The judges also follow and determine how successful the dog is at navigating the trail. Dogs that pass the test earn the AKC title “TDX” (Tracking Dog Excellent). Visit the Tracking event page to learn more and to register.
AKC Agility Trial November 24-26, 2017
At an agility trial, dogs are expected to navigate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. The handler runs along with the dog to guide them over jumps, through tunnels, up the dog walk, through the weaves and through other obstacles in the correct, predetermined order. This is a fun and fast dog sport that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs compete against the scores and times of other dogs for placements and points towards their own titles. More information and premium available here.