Do you think a dog show is just “a beauty pageant for dogs”? Sadly, this is what many people think, but dog shows and dog sports are much more than that. There is a whole world of dog sports and participation in these events can be one of the most personally rewarding endeavors of your life. Before you assume you aren’t interested, check out the rewards and benefits first.
Something special happens between owners and their dog when they train together. A magical bond forms, a connection between owner and dog, a sense of teamwork, and the thrill and excitement you experience when success happens. Dog sports help to keep our minds and bodies healthy and enhance our dogs’ daily lives.
Wheaten terriers are typically smart dogs, though willful, and often have their own agenda. This can make them a challenge to train, though can also make training fun. This also makes those successes in dog sports that much more special.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in dog sports with AKC hosting more than 22,000 events each year. Whether you want to train your Wheaten just for fun, or actually compete, we encourage you to check out the different sports that you could participate in with your Wheaten.