GETTING STARTED IN DOG SPORTS
We love being active with our dogs!
Is your dog active? Do they need something more than just playing fetch or going for walks? Look no further! Here at Beyond The Leash, we thrive to offer the canine community the chance to experience opportunities that are one in a lifetime!
We offer a variety of competitive sports that engage your dog both mentally and physically, giving them an appropriate outlet for their energy and breed's needs.
Agility is a growing dog sport in the United States, with over 1 million entries to the AKC’s Agility program each year. Dogs race against a clock as they navigate an obstacle course with strong concentration and speed. Whether you just want to have fun exercising with your dog, or want to go further and enter an Agility competition, get ready for a fast-paced, rewarding experience that will get you and your dog in the best shape of your lives!
We offer several levels of class from Foundations (suitable for puppies with basic commands) to Competition level.
AKC Novice Trick Dog
Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? Does your pup thrive on learning new things? Then he might be perfectly primed to earn AKC Novice Trick Dog class!
In this class we will learn 15 tricks from the AKC Novice Trick Dog list and take the test to earn their Novice Trick Dog Title at the end of the session.
Online, self-paced options available!
AKC Novice Rally Obedience
Rally Obedience is a team sport: You and your dog navigate a course, side-by-side, as you steer them through a course of 10-20 different signs. Each of these signs provides instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. The dog and handler move continuously throughout the course with the dog under control at the handler’s left side.
This is a fun family sport that is the perfect starting point for learning about dog sports. It will challenge you to develop your relationship with your dog further than you have before and strengthen your skills as a handler.
Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds,
Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18" wide by bale-height tall tunnel.
This sport is great for older dogs as well as puppies! If your dogs enjoys searching for things or chasing squirrels and lizards, this game of hide-and-seek just might be right up their alley!
Dock Diving Foundation
Does your canine love the water and are you looking to take things to the next level? We offer drop-in classes at a local dock to start getting your pup ready for those high jumps!
Dock Jumping Instruction will be held periodically. Let us know you are interested and we will add you to the list!
Have you introduced your dog to water? Want to make it a fun experience? You and your canine will learn swim safety. They will learn how and what steps to take swimming and how to get out of the pool safely! With our professional instructors and team, we guarantee a fun and safe experience!
Come and get your feet wet!