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San Francisco Bay Area Connections

Looking for dog activities in the San Francisco Bay Area? Here are pointers to finding clubs and organizations near you. If you don't find what you are looking for try your local dog training clubs, most really don't mind referring out and will help if they can. You can find dog training clubs in your telephone book. NOTE: Despamming measures are in place for email addresses. Remove any extra spaces.

General

San Jose/Bay Area Dog and Training Events
http://www.wagntrain.com/Events.htm

A list of dog related activities in the SF Bay Area with the focus on the South Bay Area.

Urbanhound
http://sf.urbanhound.com/default.asp

Urbanhound is a general resource for those who share their lives with dogs focused on services and activities by geographic region. This page is the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Dog Owners Group
http://www.sfdog.org/

Activities and information on dog ownership in the San Francisco area. Activities and information on dog ownership in the San Francisco area. Especially good resources for off leash access information on the San Francisco side of the Bay Area.

East Bay Regional Parks Dog Access Policies
http://www.ebparks.org/drop down/dogs.htm

Dogs are permitted in most of the East Bay Regional Parks, and off leash walking is permitted in a large percentage of those. Most are not dog parks. By that I mean that dogs are permitted off leash but must maintain company manners - running up to strangers is rude, even if it is intended to be friendly. Other park users should be able to enjoy the park as if your dog were not even present. Making the park uncomfortable for other users is a sure route to getting dogs banned. The exception is Point Isabel which operates more like a dog park.

Agility

Agility Clubs and Schools

You can search for local agility clubs and schools here.

The Bay Team for Dog Agility list of trainers (the club local to me)
http://www.bayteam.org/bttrain.html

One of the most active agility clubs in the United States membership spans far south of San Jose and far north of Vallejo. The club holds trials but does not have a club training facility. This page lists trainers in the area.

Bay Team
http://www.bayteam.org

 

Haute Dawgs
http://www.hautedawgs.org/

 

Western Agility Group

 

SMART
http://www.smartagility.com/

 

VAST
http://www.govast.org/

 

Precision Chaos
http://www.precisionchaos.com/

 

Freilance Dog Sports
http://www.freilancedogsports.com/index.html

 

San Francisco ACE Dog Sports & Agility Training Facility
http://www.acedogsports.com/

Fortis Agility Sports Training
http://www.agilitydogs.net/fortis/index.htm

Carmichael Greytdogs Agility Training Facility
http://www.greytdogsagility.com/

 

Salinas-Monterey Canine Agility Center
http://www.geocities.com/robtmichalski/

 

Power Paws Agility Of San Jose
http://www.powerpawsagility.com/

 

Touch and Go Dog Agility Training Center
http://touchngoagility.com/

 

Obedience

AKC Geographical List of Clubs
http://www.akc.org/clubs/search/index.cfm

Use this resource to search for local obedience clubs.

Herding

 
Northern California Working Sheepdog Association, Inc
http://www.norcalsheepdog.org

Promotes ISDS style herding trials

Northern California Herding Group Association
http://www.norcalherdinggroup.com/

AKC club limited to AKC herding breeds

Oxford Ranch

 

Performance Dogs In Action
http://performancedogsinaction.com/

 

HERDING 4 EWE
http://www.herding4ewe.com/

 

Flyball

Bay Racers Flyball Club
http://www.bayracers.com/

 

Sacramento Flyball Club
http://www.flyballdogs.com/sfc/

 

Castro Valley Fully Loaded Flyball Club
http://www.fullyloadedflyball.com/

 

San Jose Dog Flyball Club Of Northern California
http://www.pawdemonium.com/

 

Flyball Locator
http://www.flyballdogs.com/locator.html#california

Connect up to Flyball teams by geographic region

South Bay Canine Rev it Up Flyball Team
http://www.flyball.com/revitupflyball/RevInfo.htm

 

Disc Dog

Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate
http://www.discdogg.com/

 

Musical Canine Freestyle

Dogs Can Dance
http://www.dogscandance.com/

 

Dock Diving or Dock Jumping

Bay Area Diving Dogs
http://www.bayareadivingdogs.com/

 

Hiking

Nor-Cal Canine Hikers
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NorCalCanineHikers/

exchange of ideas and information on cabins, campsites, backpacking adventures, hiking trails and water sports within the Central and Northern California regions

Bay Area Hiker: Where to Hike With Your Dog
http://www.bahiker.com/doghikes.html

Other activities

See the pages on those activities for sites likely to have clubs listings.

 

California Dog Owners Group
http://www.caldog.org/

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