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Old 04-13-2013, 05:35 PM
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Default What are options for classes/competitions?

I want to do something fun/serious with my english shepherd. He has a lot of energy and is happy when learning.

Besides agility (no close facilities), what other types of things could we train for and possibly compete in?

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:06 PM
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Rally Obedience makes a great introduction to dog sports. It is very relaxed and an "easy" sport. A lot of training can be done at home with very little equipment. I linked the AKC rally page but many organizations host rally competitions.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:09 PM
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I second Rally as a good starting point. There's also traditional obedience, lure coursing, herding...the list goes on
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:10 PM
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Nosework is a really easy one to do on your own.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:36 PM
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Disc dog stuff can be done in a backyard and the only equipment you need is a disc (or maybe.. a few discs..)
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