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Welcome to LVDICE! Our goal is to provide local competitors with lots of information and to encourage participation in our events. If you would like your event or a promo posted, just "speak"! 

Sunday
Apr292018

2018 Agility Summer Fun Runs

WHEN: Sundays, May 20, Jun. 10, Jul. 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 9. Set-up is from 12pm-12:30pm, Fun Runs from 12:30pm-3pm

Entry: Free for LVDICE members, $10 per dog for non-members. Cash or Vegas Vouchers only!

Where: Smartypaws South, 4544 W Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Details: Any dog with any level of agility training is welcome. Set-up will be an agility course consisting of 15-20 obstacles. Each run will consist of 45 seconds to use the ring to run the course, or to train in a "trial" setting. Toy rewarding allowed in ring, please NO food rewarding in ring. Novice and experienced dogs are encouraged.

Novice & pre-competition dogs: This is an great opportunity to expose your dog to a “trial” setting while gaining valuable ring experience. The 2018-2019 agility competition season starts in September and we welcome your participation! LVDICE’s Novice Ambassador Program can ease your competition nerves with guidance from a seasoned agility competitor on all things competition; from how to fill out entry forms, to what to expect at a trial, to how to collect ribbons. Come enjoy becoming a part the Las Vegas agility community.

What to bring: Crate for your dog; a folding chair; water for both you and your dog; battery-powered CRATE FAN recommended!

Questions: Email: secretary.lvdice@gmail.com

Monday
Feb262018

VST PASS! Steve Herwig and Champion Tracker Crystal

On February 25, 2018, Gamblers Agility Club Of Greater Las Vegas held a Variable Surface Tracking Test. In the words of one competitor "The VST is not for sissys". The Variable Surface Test is the most challenging of the tracking events and with just an 11% pass rate, an VST Title is indeed an great accomplishment to earn. 

From AKC.org: "AKC tracking events are the competition form of canine search and rescue. These Tracking events provide training for dogs and their handlers to meet some human needs for tracking and finding lost humans or other animals, as well as, demonstrating the extremely high level of scent capability that dogs possess.

We've all seen movies with dogs following the trail of an escapee through swamps. The AKC's Tracking Tests allow dogs to demonstrate their natural ability to recognize and follow human scent. This vigorous outdoor activity is great for canine athletes. In the real world, dogs track through urban settings, as well as through wilderness. A VST dog has demonstrated this ability by following [an over 600 yard track that is aged] three to five-hour-old track that may take him down a street, through a building and other areas devoid of vegetation."

With great weather and grounds, and five tracks laid, GACGLV is proud to congratulate all the competitors at this years and best of all, we had one passing dog. BIG congratulations to our very own Steve Herwig and Crystal (CT Landstar’s Diamond In The Ruff TDX TDU VST OA OAJ OF CGC)!!!  

THANK YOU to each exhibitor who was awarded a track. They shared their enthusiasm and lessons learned about their track and showed great positive sportsmanship. THANK YOU to our judges Pia Paulsen and Stephanie A Gonyeau for your passion for this sport and the numerous hours you spent preparing for and fulfilling your judging assignments. Thank you to Karin Fastow for handling the paperwork at Trial Secretary. And THANK YOU to our volunteer tracklayers, Pat Shaw, Cheryl Alfred and Karin Fastow, who laid the stink down!

Sunday
Feb252018

GACGLV AKC Agility Welcomes 3-day Barn Hunt Trial

A 3 day Barn Hunt trial will be held in conjunction with the GACGLV AKC Agility Trial in Boulder City.

This event takes place March 10th - March 12th, and pre-entries close Monday, February 26th.

For more information visit: 

https://www.lasvegasdogsports.com/barn-hunt-premiums

Sunday
Feb252018

First Annual Las Vegas Draft Dog Trial

The first annual Las Vegas Draft Dog Trial will take place on March 24 and 25, 2018.

Draft work involves pulling a cart or wagon. Some breeds of dogs were originally bred as draft animals, but all breeds can learn to do this rewarding work. This draft trial, hosted by the Southern California Bouvier des Flandres Club, will include both an ABdFC and NAWBA draft test. Spectators are welcome, so anyone interested in learning about this activity is invited to come by and watch!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.thebouvier.dog/las-vegas-draft-tests-march-2018/