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Throughout the year, RMKC puts on several events covering many different dog related activities. We have compiled a brief tutorial relating to many of the most popular activities we promote. Each is a great way to meet other dog owners, as well as opportunities to socialize your dogs and get them into enriching activities.

Agility

  Agility   What is Agility? Agility is a canine sport that dogs love. Because there is no natural instinct for dogs to jump, weave through poles or traverse unfamiliar objects agility is considered a “man-made” sport. The AKC held their first Agility trial in 1954 and has since become hugely popular. Are There Different …

Conformation

Conformation   What is a Conformation Show? Conformation shows might be a little intimidating at first. Walking into a building where there might be 500, 800, 1000, maybe even 2000 dogs of different breeds can certainly be overwhelming. Our dog shows are sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Dogs are judged on their conformation …

Obedience

Obedience   What is Obedience? Obedience is the oldest of the non-hunting, non-herding events for dogs. Started in 1933, the purpose was to demonstrate a dogs usefulness to mankind as a companion animal.   Are There Different Difficulty Levels of Obedience Trials? Yes, much like Rally and Agility – there are several classes of Obedience …

Rally

Rally   What is Rally? Rally is one of 4 companion programs offered by the AKC to encourage dog owners to train and compete their companions. Rally is the least intensive companion program to get involved in. Most dogs can be ready to compete in Rally after a basic course in obedience. Are There Different …