Activities

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Lure Coursing 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lure coursing is a sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. Competition is usually limited to dogs of purebred sighthound breeds.

Dog Racing

American Greyhound Track Operators Association
The American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) formed in April 1946, is a non-profit corporation composed of the owners and operators of 36 greyhound tracks located throughout the United States.

Australian Greyhound Racing
All about greyhound racing in Australia

Greyhound Data
Greyhound Data Provides information about greyhounds from all over the world, with pedigree information drawn from the last four centuries. It includes over two million race results and over one million greyhound pedigrees. A great way to find littermates and your dog's racing history, and you can even update the info and upload a current photo of your dog.

National Greyhound Association
Sole registry for racing Greyhounds on the North American continent. Information on the breed as pets and as racing dogs, photographs, sire standings.

Rosnet Data Systems
Provides racing tips, data, programs and charts for many American greyhound tracks. Another resource for finding out how your pup did at the track. This service is no longer free, although they will provide a free subscription to adoption groups..

Agility

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs generally run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives. The handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles, except accidentally. Consequently, the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal.

Obedience / Canine Good Citizen Program

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Obedience training usually refers to the training of a dog and the term is most commonly used in that context. Obedience training ranges from very basic training, such as teaching the dog to reliably respond to basic commands such as "sit", "down", "come", and "stay", to high level competition within clubs such as the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club, where additional commands, accuracy and performance are scored and judged.

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog and handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate, which many people represent after the dog's name, abbreviating it as CGC; for example, "Fido, CGC".

Animal Assisted Therapy

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A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, mental institutions, schools, and stressful situations such as disaster areas.