Welcome to Companion Dog Sports Program, where obedience showing is fun again…………My ownership of the CDSP obedience venue since 2010 has been very exciting. I have continued the good work started by St. Hubert's. I have made, and hopefully will continue to make, enhancements to this growing obedience sport. I am very happy to say this venue allows not only purebreds but also mixed breeds and even dogs with disabilities to compete in and enjoy this FUN style of obedience. In the years to come, I would like to increase awareness of CDSP to help make it a widely recognized obedience venue. I will help clubs already hosting CDSP shows continue to host more shows and increase awareness of the "new" sport of obedience.I started trialing in Novice CDSP in 2010 with my Golden Retrievers, Troy and Fly, and my Sheltie, Breezy, and very much enjoyed the challenge of the class and the atmosphere of the day.Please browse through the web site as I am sure you will want to get your dog registered and get out there with your canine companion to "strut your stuff" along with the rest of us who are enjoying the sport again.Sandi Ver Sprill and (left to right in photo above) Fly, Breezy, Stella, Jasmine, and Pippa
Chance and his teammate, Heidi....Their Story....“Chance was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy in 2013 and I didn't think I would ever be able to show him again. I know he isn't the only dog out there with epilepsy but, when he earned his Graduate Novice title, I could see changes in him. He would stress big time. After that I didn't show him for 2 years and then a friend told me about CDSP and how much less stressful it is. So, once his meds were properly adjusted and I found a dog food that works for him, things have been pretty good.”During their first CDSP trial weekend, Chance and Heidi not only earned their CDSP Novice title, CD-C, but also won High in Trial with a terrific title-earning score of 199.5. “Chance and I had a great time this past weekend at the trial. CDSP is a lot of fun. I was excited and emotional because I never would have expected to win High in Trial.”
Lapel pins, zipper pulls, patches and magnets also available.
Current News!Have you been to a CDSP trial and not remembered which exercises are in each class? Now available - printable version of the exercises!Click here to print the PDF document. (Also available in the Additional Documents section on the Exhibitor Information page.)
Picture left to right:Judge Marguerite Plank, Heidi Smerek and Chance