Activities

Agility

Agility is a timed event for you and your dog. You will guide your dog through the agility course. The course is layed out with jumps, weave poles, tunnels and other obstacles.

Canine Good Citizen

CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

Conformation

In conformation your dog is judged against the breed standard, which was established for the AKC by the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (our parent club).

Obedience

In obedience your dog is tested on their ability to perform a prescribed set of exercises on which it is scored.

Rally

In rally you and your dog complete a course that has been designed by the judge. You proceed at your own pace through the course. Unlimited communication between you and your dog is allowed.

Tracking

Tracking is a test that demonstrate your dog’s ability to recognize and follow human scent.

For more information about these activities please visit the American Kennel Club Website.

Field Trial

Field trials are a competitive sport for dogs and their handlers. A field trial demonstrates the performance of a properly trained spaniel in the field.

Hunt Test

Hunting tests are designed to evaluate your dog by testing them against a standard. Your dog must show the ability to respond to commands, flush, retrieve, wing and shot.

Working Test

Working tests are a certification by the ESSFTA. The intent of the test is a basic test of instincts and usefulness in the field and to encourage owners to train their English Springer Spaniels to a hunting companion level.

For more information about these activities please visit the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association Website.

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