Trials, Tournaments and Title Opportunities

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 calendar for additional events sponsored by other organizations held at TCOTC’s training facility.


AKC Agility Trial May 11-13, 2018
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.

Future agility trial dates: November 23-25, 2018

 

AKC Obedience and Rally Trial October 19-21, 2018
You and your dog are invited to compete in TCOTC’s annual AKC Obedience and Rally Trial. The competition starts with the basics: walking in heel position, coming when called and staying while being right next to other dogs. At higher levels, your dog is judged on exercises such as retrieving over a jump, staying while you leave the room, being directed from a distance over jumps and finding scented objects among a pile of decoys. Participants compete against each other for awards and earn credits (known as legs) towards their own titles.

The public is also welcome to come and watch, free of charge, between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm both days, but we ask that you leave your own dog at home.