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 Course Test (ACT) 1 & 2, Monday, September 3, 2018
The Agility Course Test (ACT) is an entry level agility event designed to introduce and welcome beginning dogs and their handlers to the AKC sport of agility. ACT1 is designed for the beginning level dog to show beginning sequencing and performance skills. ACT2 requires an increased skill level shown by the additional obstacles to be performed. $12/run, entries taken on the day of the test only. Learn more here.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, September 17, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30p
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. $5 members, $10 non-members. Learn more and register here.
AKC Trick Dog Test, September 17, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30p
Complete 10 tricks and earn an AKC Trick Dog Title for your dog! Dogs with a Canine Good Citizen certificate need only complete five tricks to earn a Novice Tricks title. Intermediate and Advanced evaluations will be between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., time permitting. Cost: $10. Non-members welcome! Register online today!
You can find a list of tricks and more information on the AKC Trick Dog title and test here.
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.
AKC Tracking TD Test, October 27-28, 2018
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 “TD” (Tracking Dog). More information here.
AKC Agility Trial November 23-25, 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.