One of the best parts of owning a Newf is growing as a team. A great way to do this is via dog sports. Training builds an incredibly tight bond between dog and handler. There is a unique level of trust between dog and handler that happens when you train for dog sports. It is something you truly have to experience to understand.
If you have an interest in learning about or participating, please contact us! We love talking about training.
Titles: WD, WRD, WRDX
Newfoundlands are water dogs. They have a coat that keeps them warm and webbed feet for propelling themselves through the water. Small groups throughout the region get together to practice Water Rescue tasks set out by the NCA. Regional clubs throughout the country host tests.
BDD, DD, DDX, TDD, TDDX
Every year regional clubs throughout the country host Draft tests. These test the ability of Newfoundlands to work with their handlers to do various tasks. Draft is not a useless, archaic skill. Many of our members enjoy hooking their trained draft dog up to a cart or sled and pulling their kids in parades or out for a walk.
Newfs can bring a smile to anyone's face. They also have the innate ability to listen when it feels like nobody is listening. Newfs excel in therapy for many of the same reasons that make them exceptional family members. You can find some of our Members' Newfs visiting hospitals, hanging out in libraries and more.
THDN, THD, THDA, THDX, THDD
These are by no means the limit of what you can do with your Newf. Newfs have been known to participate in FAST CAT, Dock Diving, Junior Showmanship, Herding and more. The sky is the limit when you and your Newf work as a team.