"Train Like You Trial" Run-Thrus

Work on the mistakes that only happen in the ring!
Registration Open: January - June 2024

What is a "Train LIke You Trial" Run-Thru?

Happy Dogs has two full-sized working rings so your dog will be able to practice in a trial-like setting with distractions. You will have a dog heeling, jumping, and retrieving in the next ring, people sitting in chairs and dogs waiting in crates. Dog/handler teams will be warming up and waiting in line just like at a trial.

You will not have to hurry in and out of the ring while your dog practices making mistakes. You will have plenty of time to work through your most persistent trial problems – the mistakes that seem to only happen in the ring.

Volunteers Welcome! Having a variety of people working in the ring as judges and stewards make the experience feel like a real trial for everyone. Please understand that you may be asked to help before or after your turn in the ring.


Run-Thru Classes Offered

  • Beginners Novice (7 minutes)
  • Novice (8 minutes plus group stays)
  • Open (10 minutes)
  • Utiity/Graduate Open (12 minutes)

Run-Thru Dates

  • January 27th
  • February 10th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 11th
  • June 15th 

Hours: 9:00 a..m. – 4:00 p.m.


Run-Thru Registration

The cost is $8.00 per class. You may enter more than one dog and more than one class per dog. There is a $3.00/per class convenience fee for online registration.

If you can’t make it, you can transfer your entries to a friend or someone on the waiting list, if there is one. There are no refunds.