Welcome to the Center for Canine Sports

Center for Canine Sports of Garland, Texas offers agility classes from Puppy to Advanced Agility levels. Our classes meet in the evenings, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Private instruction is available by appointment only.

Classes are not held during the weekend. Our instructors, who are active in the sport, may be competing or judging an event during the weekend.

CCS is a two acre outdoor facility for Agility and Obedience training in Garland, Texas. Our facility is on grass, lighted, and water is available. Parking is offered in front of the grass field. For driving directions and a map of our facility please click on the DIRECTIONS buttion.

Canine Sports

For the newcomer to Canine Sports--Agility, Obedience and Rally Obedience--the following paragraphs offer a brief description of each sport.

What is Agility?
Dart: owned by Julie StanekAgility is a fast paced, fun sport for both you and your dog. Agility can be done for fun, or you may decide that you would like to compete with your dog. There are 3 major organizations that offer competitions in our area - USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association); NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) and AKC (American Kennel Club).

In agility, a dog and handler must negotiate a timed obstacle course consisting of obstacles such as an A-frame that the dog must climb, a dog walk that the dog must run across, a see-saw that he must ride down to the ground, a set of upright poles that he must weave in and out as well as other obstacles. Speed as well as consistency on the performance of obstacles is the key to this sport.

What is Obedience?
Dogs are pack animals with a well defined social order. As their pack leader, dogs will look to you for leadership and guidance. Obedience will help you to establish leadership and have a well mannered canine citizen. A dog that understands the rules of the household are much easier to live with and a pleasure to be around.

Training is necessary for all dogs and is beneficial to everyone. Training can help the following:

  • Help correct nuisance behaviors such as jumping on people, while providing mental and physical activities for your dog.
  • Deepen the bond between you and your dog, and to increase the enjoyment, companionship and satisfaction of your relationship with your dog.
  • Ensure your dog's safety and happiness.
  • Allow you to enjoy the fun and excitement of competing in other activities.

What is Rally Obedience?
Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm, a successful stepping stone between obedience and agility. Rally is based on a course designed with signs that the dog and handler move though at a pace that is comfortable for them. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.

Agility Titling