Special Event Training

Get ready for a big event at Happy Dogs!

How it Works?

Happy Dogs congratulates everyone that trained and trialed and earned an invitation to a big event. We are proud of you and privileged to have you training with us.

This is the perfect time for us to gather in the rings at Happy Dogs to help you prepare for this big event and then gather again to watch you compete.

We are planning our training sessions for the 2024 National Obedience Championship and Rally National Championship. Our training will involve more than just the exercises. We will be building the kinds of challenges these teams will encounter while competing.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event training. You do not need to be a member.


Congratulations to all the Invitees!

Happy Dogs Members and Friends invited to the NOC:

  • Amy Balcham
  • Mike Cody
  • Renate Malejka
  • Lou Ann McGahey
  • Cat Perry

Happy Dogs Members and Friends invited to the NRC:

  • Mardi Closson 
  • Lisa Elsworth 
  • Sarah Knight 
  • Cathy Merrill 
  • Annette Sizemore 
  • Sandy Waldon 
  • Kathy Worrell 
  • Jennifer Kopsch 
  • Carol Underwood 



NOC and NRC Schedule

  • National Obedience Champions, July 20th & 21st
  • National Rally Championship, July 18th & 19th

NOC Training Schedule



NRC Training Schedule

  • Saturday, June 1st – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, July 6th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 
  • Sunday, July 14th – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


This training is free to Happy Dogs members. Nonmembers are welcome to join us for a drop-in fee ($20/session).

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the RNC training at Happy Dogs. It was totally worth the long drive. I cannot tell you how much we got out of it. Just having the distractions, the two rings, and the set ups gave me a huge boost of confidence and that’s important! Thanks again!

Beth J.