Dog Sports at the Red Barn Event Centre

Welcome to Dog Sports at the Red Barn Event Centre! We host classes and events in numerous dog sport disciplines, indoors and out, all year long. What interests you? There is something for everyone...

  • Agility: Jumps, tunnels, dog walk, aframe and weavepoles! Owners learn how to guide their dog through a series of these obstacles safely and quickly in a race against time. Eventually done entirely without a leash, this may be the ultimate in dog/owner partnership!

  • Obedience: The basic objective of obedience work is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs. Owners may choose eventually to compete in more formal competitions where on and off leash heeling, recalls, retrieving, scent work, signal only exercises and jumping are assessed.

  • Rally Obedience: Originally devised by "Bud" Kramer from the obedience practice of "doodling" - doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises, Rally is a combination of traditional obedience and agility. Unlike regular obedience trials, instead of waiting for the judge's orders, the competitors 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, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course.

  • Conformation: Every breed has a written standard that describes the 'ideal' dog of that breed. Learn how to show your dog to its finest potential in handling classes and maybe even achieve a CKC Championship!

  • Tracking: Got nose? We all know our dog's noses are far more sensitive than our own. Tracking classes train you and your dog to lay a track (in fields and eventually over water and concrete) that your dog will follow to find a hidden object.

  • Canine Freestyle: Also know as Dancing With Dogs, this is fun obedience routines set to music. You could have the next video gone viral on youtube show casing how much fun this sport is.

  • Flyball: 4 dogs, 4 jumps, and a box loaded with tennis balls. Flyball is a team sport where dogs jump hurdles to retrieve a ball and return it to their handler in a race against time.

  • Disc Dog: In disc dog competitions, dogs and their human flying disc throwers compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching.

  • Dock Diving: Dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water.

There is also a wide range of seminars and other special interest events to participate in!