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(705) 324-2116     Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

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At Daytripper Dog Training we teach you how to train your dog.  We feel that it's important for you to develop the skills to teach your dog because, after all, it's you that lives with your dog.  We use current training methodologies that utilize positive reinforcement to not only train your dog but to help build a better relationship with your dog, whether it's your new puppy, your family pet or your canine athlete.

2018 AAC Trial Dates

Trials are held at 5 Boulder Street, Little Britain, on grass in a fully fenced and gated ring.  Scroll down for payment options, etc.


Sunday, August 19:  Judges Billie McLean and Lane White

August 19 Premium in Word Format                 August 19 premium in PDF Format

Sunday, September 23:  Shelley Price and Lane White

Sept 23 Premium in Word Format                     Sept 23 Premium in PDF Format

Trial Entry Payments:

To pay by Credit Card and PayPal please email us and we will send you a link to pay.  Additional payment options are e-transfer and cheque.  See premium for details.


Refund Policy:

There will be no refunds for entries withdrawn after the closing date except for injured dogs (with a note from your vet) or bitches that come into season.  There will be no refunds in the event a dog and/or handler are dismissed from competition, regardless the reason.  No refunds once the trial has started.

On-Site Camping for Trials:

We are pleased to announce that Daytripper offers limited on-site camping at our home location.  No-hook-ups.  Reservations required.  Please email or call us at 705-324-2116.

We are currently attempting to resolve some website difficulties that are preventing us from posting Add to Cart buttons on our website.  If you would like to pay for a trial by Credit Card or PayPal, when you email your completed premium, please let us know your payment preference in the covering email and we'll email you a button to pay.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Gambler and Snooker Workshop

Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (at our outdoor location)

Working Spot:  $80 (includes HST)      Auditing Spot:  $40 (includes HTS)

This workshop will help to demystify the two strategy games by discussing the Agility Association of Canada (AAC) Starters level rules, method of play and how to use those rules to help you be successful in your approach and strategy in planning your run.   During the latter part of the workshop working participants and their dogs will have the opportunity to try their hand at both games

Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Bring your own lunch for a casual working lunch.

Working spots are limited to eight dogs/handlers.  Auditing spots are also available.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Preregistration and prepayment are required to secure a spot in the workshop. 

Payment can be made via cheque or e-transfer.  Details are on the registration form.

Registration form in Word format                                 Registration form in .pdf format

Agility Instructional Fun Matches

Daytripper Dog Training is offering Starters and Advanced/Masters level Instructional Agility Fun Matches. See below for an explanation of how these fun matches are structured.  IFMs run from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.  The dates are:


Next Dates: 


Sunday, July 22

Sunday, August 12

Sunday, August 26

Sunday, September 2

Sunday, September 9

Sunday, September 16

Sunday, September 30


Watch this page for more dates.

If you have not participated in one of our instructional fun matches in the past these are fun matches with a twist.  Rather than simply running the course, Lane White, our head instructor and Masters level judge, will walk each course with the participants providing handling suggestions.  Participants will then run the course.  There are three Standard courses and one Steeplechase course at the end of the day. Food and toys are welcome in the ring.

This is a great opportunity to work outdoors on grass in a fully fenced and gated ring. 

We will run four different courses and the cost is $40/dog.

Because of the format of these fun matches space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory.  Please contact us to reserve your spot, telling us your dog's name and jump height. Don't wait and be disappointed when we fill. 

The fun matches will run rain or shine


Reactive Dog Workshops

Saturday, June 16

Sunday, July 15

Saturday, August 11

Saturday, September 8

Each workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Location:  5 Boulder Street, Little Britain -- Outdoors

Cost per workshop:  $150/person for a working spot

                                    $75/person for an auditing spot

Are you embarrassed and frustrated because your dog breaks out his/her Tazmanian Devil impersonation at the sight of other dogs, people, cars, cyclists, etc?  You are not alone.  "Leash reactivity" is a surprisingly common behavioural issue. 

During this 3.5 hour lecture/workshop you'll learn:

  • basic learning theory
  • the common causes of leash reactivity
  • the role management plays in behaviour modification
  • an effective, science-based, dog-friendly behaviour modification protocol

The last part of the workshop is hands-on individual work with participants and their dogs.

Working spots are limited to six dog/handler teams.  Auditing spots (people only) are also limited.

Dogs will be carefully managed during the workshop to minimize stress and reactive outbursts.  For this reason dogs will be crated during the lecture and only one dog will be working at a time.  Dogs must be comfortable and quiet while crated.  Handlers are required to bring their own crate for their dogs.   If your dog is unable to be quiet or is stressed when crated, we recommend you consider an auditing spot.  If you aren't sure about your dog's suitability for a working spot, please contact us to discuss. 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  To begin the registration process, please complete a workshop registration form and send it to us.  Details can be found on the registration form.

Click here for a registration form.


Fun Matches

$7.00/run.  Two minutes in the ring.  Treats and toys are welcome in the ring.  If you plan on attending one of the fun matches, please email for information about the location and parking.

Sunday, May 14 -- first dog on the line at 10:00 a.m.  CANCELLED due to weather

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