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The North American Sport Dog Association (NASDA) was formed in 2016 to demonstrate the breadth of these olfactory abilities.
Our club will be hosting a NASDA workshop and mini-trial on June 4th in Jamul. The workshop will start at 8:00 am, break for lunch, and end with a mini trial where your dog can compete in a Trailing and Locating Level 1 and Urban Locating Level 1 trial.
Cost will range from $30 to $130 depending on your participation level.
If you are interested in entering your dog in the trial portion of the day, you will need to register your dog with NASDA. This can be done at the workshop, or online here
Date: June 4th, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
El Cajon, CA
Liz Randall of The Resilient Dog
This event is a pass/fail test. It is not a competition and there is no pre-qualifying.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER
Dogs who are at least 1 year of age are eligible to take the ATT and must either be AKC or FSS registered or listed with Canine Partners or have a Purebred Alternative Listing number. Dogs that are spayed or neutered may participate. Dogs must be able to perform whole categories of the test (such as hearing auditory stimuli and seeing visual stimuli), in order to be eligible to earn an ATT title. Dogs with disabilities such as those that are blind, deaf, or have three legs are eligible to enter provided in the opinion of the evaluator they display no signs of physical discomfort and can safely complete the test. However, if a dog has multiple disabilities such that, it is unable to complete whole categories of the test (i.e. - hearing auditory stimuli and seeing visual stimuli), the dog would not earn the ATT title. Bitches in season are eligible to participate but will be placed as the last dog(s) to be tested.
PURPOSE OF THIS TEST
The AKC Temperament Test (ATT) is a general temperament test for all breeds and mixed breed dogs that will assess the dog’s reaction to a variety of stimuli. These stimuli will be in the following six categories: Social, Auditory, Visual, Tactile (touch), Proprioceptive (motion) and Unexpected Stimuli. The purpose of the ATT is to test for fear, shyness, inability to recover, and lack of cooperation. Desired traits are that the dog will be emotionally stable, inquisitive, appropriately social for its breed, biddable, and demonstrates the ability to recover from a startling situation in a reasonable amount of time. Dogs who show signs of aggression will not pass the test.
One purpose of the ATT is to educate dog owners about the temperament of their breeds. At each test, in addition to a title application form and their contact information on the evaluator’s checklist, handlers complete the form labeled, “Your Breed’s Temperament.” The form includes a space for the handlers of mixed breed dogs to write about the temperament of their individual dogs. Clubs are required to print the Breed Temperament Guide (www.akc.org/akctemptest) and have copies on the registration table and/or a poster.
The ATT is a noncompetitive pass-fail test. In a test, a dog must pass 3 test items in each of the six categories (total of 18 test items). These are selected from a list of 24 possible test items. All dogs who pass the ATT twice under two different approved ATT Evaluators may earn the AKC Temperament Test (ATT) Title.
Dogs may wear slip collars that are on the dead ring, buckle collars, martingales and body harnesses in the ATT. They may not wear prong collars, head collars, e-collars, or harnesses that restrict the movement of the dog. Leashes should be 4ft. to 6ft. long and should be made of fabric or leather.
DOGS THAT PASS – CAN APPLY FOR A TITLE
Owners or handlers of dogs that pass the test both days may complete the AKC Temperament Test (ATT) Title Application. Titles will be recorded and sent to the owner of record.
For complete AKC Temperament Test (ATT) info visit: www.akc.org/akctemptest
Our last ATT test was held on March 4th, 2023. Notification of future tests will provided in our newsletter or sent out by email.
On Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 11 am to 5 pm we will be hosting an AKC Temperament Test and CGC, CGCA, or Trick Dog Testing. This will be held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1430 Melody Ln, El Cajon, CA 92019.
Canine Good Citizen is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.
AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.
Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? Then he might be perfectly primed to earn AKC Trick Dog titles!
There are five AKC Trick Titles you and your dog can earn:
2022 OCSDC Annual Awards & Holiday Celebration
The Obedience Club of San Diego County invites you to attend our annual Award and Holiday Party.
Come mingle with your fellow club members and help celebrate the accomplishments of those receiving title plaques for 2022.
When: December 17, 2022 (please RSVP by Dec 12)
Where: 12455 Ragweed Street. San Diego, 92129
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: $15.00 per person (or 5 VIP points*)
*Email Venus Zayas for a coupon code if have enough VIP points and would like to use VIP points to pay for the event
This event will be catered by Filippi's Italian Restaurant and will include pasta, pizza, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB (please drink responsibly)
This will be our last event of 2022. Don't miss out on the great company, good food, title plaques, and even a raffle!
We invite you to come and join us on Saturday, November 5 for a tryout and fun day at the Valley Center Dog Dock.
Diving dogs is a canine sport in which dogs are enticed to run the length of a dock and leap as far out into the water as possible to compete for height or distance. They’re motivated to fly with a prized toy, which is thrown just out of reach in order to help them keep their momentum and get the best launch angle possible.
There are 7 one-hour time slots. Each time slot has a maximum of three dogs so each dog will have 20 minutes of dock time.
Owners, you are not required to get in the water but if you have a nervous dog it could help so bring appropriate gear and a towel!
Please only sign up if this is your first time! If there are still spots open after October 20 we will open those up to veteran dogs.
Barn Hunt® is based on the hunting and teamwork skills historically used by Rat catchers and their dogs who traveled the countryside ridding farms of vermin.
The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a “barn-like” setting, using straw/hay bales to introduce climbing and tunneling obstacles in the dog’s path. The sport tests speed, agility, hunt drive, scenting ability, sure footedness, and control and responsiveness to handler direction.
While Barn Hunt has roots and origins as a way to test working drives in dogs bred to hunt vermin, Barn Hunt is for any domestic dog and handler who wish to play the game, including large dogs, pet dogs, altered dogs, and dogs of breeds or mixes of breeds with or without a vermin-hunting history. Barn Hunt is a sporting event, and as such there are levels of difficulty, placements, titles, and championships. The sport tests the dog’s ability to hunt and the handler’s ability to read the dog’s communication as they work as a team.
This fun workshop will introduce you and your dog to this fun sport. Paula Cingota will go over the basic rules and etiquette of the sport, and then you and your dog will get to try it out!
Future workshops to be scheduled based on interest.
Guide to abbreviations
AG - Agility
AB - All Breed Conformation
S - Speciality Conformation
JSHW - Jr. Showmanship Conformation
BH - Barn Hunt
CABT - Coursing Ability Tests
LC - Lure Coursing Tests & Trials
FCAT - Fast Cast
DD - Dock Diving
O - Obedience
RLY - Rally
SCWK - Scent Work
TR - Tracking Events
TX - Tracking Events
VST - Tracking Events
TDU - Tracking Events
CGC - Canine Good Citizen Test
ATT - AKC Temperament Test
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Our most popular event of the year, June with Joan, will be June 14th, 2023
Registration for June with Joan is now open.
RSVP's are due June 9th
There will be NO drop-in Scent Work during our May session of classes.
Join our club as an Associate member and get priority registration for all classes and events.