Bulletproof Energy Drinks are proud to support the Alpha K9 competition. Alpha K9 is hosting a Working Dog Competition and Community Event on Saturday August 31, 2013 at Stone Creek Park, 3625 Spoto Drive Rancho Cordova, CA. The Alpha Dog K9 Competition will be fun for the whole family as well as display the elite abilities of working dogs and their handlers. Participants will be able to demonstrate the prowess and abilities of their dogs’ skills. The goal for this event is to raise money in order to fund ten (10) K9 Ballistic vests averaging $2000 per vest, fund ten (10) PTSD Service dogs averaging $5,000 per dog and to provide 100 dog beds for the Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation Shelter.
• Tactical Obedience
• Open Agility Course ( Happy Dogs Training and Agility)
• Protection Dog Demos
• Rally Obedience
• Trick and Obedience Demos ( Tug Dog Acres)
• CGC Prep Class ( Puppy Love Dogs)
• Starfleet Flyball demo and open play
• Disc Dog Fun Match and Catching Contest
• Kids water feature and play ground
• Basketball Court
• Skate Ramps
• Large Bounce House
• Shopping Booths
• Food Trucks
Events Time Line:
8 AM Open Agility Hosted by: Happy Dogs Agility
9 AM Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM Fly Ball Hosted by: Starfleet Flyball Club
10 AM Disc Dog Fun Match Hosted by: Partner Dog Training
11 AM Rally Obedience Hosted by: Partner Dog Training
12 PM Tactical Obedience / Protection Hosted by: Alpha K9
3 PM Awards & Closing
Contact us for Sponsorship information.
What is Disc Dog?
If you have ever played Frisbee and noticed your dog eyeing the disc eagerly, this could a be game for you! Whether you choose to compete at sponsored disc dog trails or just played for fun whenever the mood strikes, I promise you one thing: once you’ve introduced your dog to the game, you’ll never look at your disc, your dog, or your tossing technique the same way.
The sports version often called, disc dog, isn’t simply a measure of technical skills. Sure, part of the competition is about pure speed, distance and accuracy, but points are also earned on showmanship. A well-choreographed routine set to music, in which you and your dog show off a variety of skills and tricks, not only racks up the points but will also bring the house down. If you want to bond with your dog this is a great way to practice teamwork- and put all that trick-training to good use!
Is your dog a disc-dog candidate?
• Does your dog love to chase things that move?
• Does your dog have a lot of energy and love to play?
• Is his body angled and athletic?
• Has he learned a good retrieve?
• Will your dog come reliably off-leash?
Our August 31st Event will be a great time to see if you got a Disc Dog on your hands!
What is Flyball?
Flyball demos and play hosted by Starfleet Flyball
Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.
Flyball provides an entertaining and active way to interact with one’s dog and other dog enthusiasts in an environment that is fun while allowing the dogs exercise and enjoyment. It is an especially effective way to burn off the energy of dogs with a high drive to work, such as Border Collies and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
A large part of flyball’s popularity stems from the fact that it is one of the competition activities available to mixed-breed dogs, allowing rescued mutts and non-pedigree dogs to shine alongside their purebred canine counterparts. Though herding dogs currently dominate the courses, many champion teams have mutts on them. Dogs earn titles and awards based on points earned by their team in racing.
As the sport has developed better dog training regimes have been introduced as knowledge has increased within the sport. Specific training has been developed to promote the dogs using ‘swimmers’ type turns on the Flyball box when catching the ball and turning.
Flyball is not limited to the size of the breed, as smaller dogs such as Patterdale Terriers, Jack Russell Terriers, Whippets and even miniature poodles, often compete with great success in mixed-breed teams (teams consisting of dogs of various sizes and breeds). Smaller dogs are often prized as the hurdle height is based on the height of the smallest dog in the team, commonly known as a height dog. Their only limitation is whether they can trigger the release pad, and small dogs often have to fully jump on it to do so.
Flyball is one of the non-hunting dog sports in which dogs and people work as a team. Many casual pet owners use their flyball time more as a way to relax and socialize with other dog owners than as a competition, and many champion flyball dogs are essentially pet dogs with a hobby, rather than dedicated sporting or working dogs.
What is Rally Obedience?
Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience. It was originally devised by Charles L. “Bud” Kramer from the obedience practice of “doodling” – doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises.
The competitors in Rally Obedience proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience.
In AKC Rally, which is open to AKC breeds and mixed breed dogs registered in the AKC Canine Partners program, the team starts with 100 points, and the judge deducts points for mistakes. After qualifying three times under two different judges, the dog earns a title, which appears after the dog’s registered name. Each qualifying trial earned is known as a “leg.”
There are three levels in AKC Rally:
Novice, the beginner’s class. The dog is on leash and there are 10 to 15 stations, the title is RN.
Advanced, for dogs who have completed their novice title. Dogs are judged off leash, and the title is RA.
Excellent, the highest class, for dogs who have earned their advanced title. 15 to 20 stations, including 2 jumps, are used in this class and the title is RE.
Additionally, there is the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title, in which the team has to qualify in both Advanced and Excellent in 10 trials.
According to the CKC Rally Obedience rule book: “The purpose of Rally Obedience is to demonstrate a
dog’s usefulness as a companion of mankind, not merely the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the
ring. Dogs who participate in rally are dogs that have been trained and conditioned to behave in the home,
in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. The chief objective of rally is to provide a fast-moving and motivational activity that demonstrates a handler and dog’s competency in basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success. Dogs in rally events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment.”
Rally is fun and a relaxed environment for the dog. Rally also has challenges of its own (particularly for handler), including no mental breaks as you progress through the course. Rally Dogs need to have a solid attention span and focus and enough stamina to get through the course. Well-heeled obedience dogs will have a hoot!
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