Train Like You Trial” run-thrus provide an opportunity for you to find out if your dog is ready to compete by giving them a trial-like experience in a ring . For the experienced dog, it’s the perfect way to surprise them by using a “Fix-n-Go’ without having to leave the ring.

At Happy Dogs, we do not hurry you in and out of the ring while your dog practices making mistakes. We give you plenty of time to work through your most persistent trial problems – those persistent errors that seem to only happen in the ring.

Happy Dogs has two full-sized working rings so your dog will be able to practice while another dog is heeling, jumping, and retrieving in the next ring. There will be people sitting in chairs and dogs in crates around the perimeter of the rings and dog/handler teams warming up and waiting in line just like at a trial.

Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule

February 11th
March 18th
April 15th
May 13th
July 22nd

Happy Dogs has two full-sized working rings so your dog will experience performing in an atmosphere filled with sights and sounds similar to a real trial. Happy Dogs is the only training facility in the area that offers this unique training opportunity.

NOVICE (8 Minutes)
OPEN (10 Minutes)
UTILITY ( 12 Minutes)
*Participants may use their time as they desire.
Advance Registration Required
Run-Thru Fee: $8.00 (plus online registration convenience fee).
Participants will be assigned to a ring and provided with a “judging” schedule.
Participants should be prepared to help in the ring. We will need participants who are willing to act as a steward or call the class like a judge.