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There are so many ways to build a relationship with your dog. From obedience classes, to agility, to learning tricks, to becoming therapy dogs and Canine Good Citizens. Here are just a few of the organized activities that our members and their dogs are involved in.
Conformation Dog Shows
Purebred dogs' appearance and structure are evaluated to show their ability to produce quality purebred puppies. Learn more.
SVKC hosts a dog show annually. For 2022 we will combine with Skyline Kennel Club in June - the Virginia Adventure Cluster.
An athletic event for both dog and handler, agility is run through a course of various obstacles against the clock. Learn more.
SVKC hosts several agility trials throughout the year - Weyers Cave, Harrisonburg and Reva.
Obedience trials showcase how well dogs have learned to behave in the home, in public and in the presence of other dogs. Learn more.
Rally shows off the teamwork between dog and handler while they perform various skills. Learn more.
Splash into action with your dog! Dock diving is a fast-growing sport. North America Diving Dog titles are recognized by AKC. Learn more.
Field trials test how well hunting dogs have learned to perform. The tests vary depending on the focus of your dog's breed. Learn more.
Dogs use their innate instincts and sense of smell to search for rats (safe in tubes) on a course of straw bales. Barn Hunt titles are recognized by AKC. Learn more.
The local Barn Hunt club is Happy Ratters of Harrisonburg.
Fast CAT (Fast Coursing Ability Test)
In a timed 100 yard dash, dogs test their speed and drive as they chase a plastic lure down a straight course. Learn more.
SVKC hosts a Fast CAT trial each year in April.