I'm interested in doing a sport with my dogs, but I don't know which one. We don't have any dog sports in my town besides 4-H, but we can't do that because we are busy. Help?
ThanksYoutube is a great resource for learning about dog sports and how to train for those sports especially if you have nothing nearby like sport foundation classes or clubs. I've seen videos about how to train for disc, agility, dock diving etc.
Does you dog like water? Does he like playing with discs? Does he like jumping? I would choose a sport with my dogs personality in mind first that way it's easier to train and you don't get discouraged.
I live in a small town of about 2,000. My dogs are willing to please and have lots of energy, so I am looking for a sport that is easy on me but challenging on them, if that makes since.If you're in a moderate-sized town, you can probably find an agility class, at least in my experience. It seems to be by far the most popular organized dog sport. A lot of trainers offer classes, and even some Petsmarts have some, but they might not be well-advertised. Just thought I'd mention it, since I've seen a lot of people not realize that.
Otherwise, I think DevonW's advice is spot-on. If you tell us a little more about your dogs, then we can probably give some better suggestions, and there are plenty of good Youtube videos for most sports out there. The only ones I can think of off the top of my head that I really wouldn't recommend to a beginner going it alone are Schutzhund (for obvious reasons, I hope) and herding (for a similar reason, actually--if you don't know what you're doing, you might accidentally teach the dog to chase livestock at its discretion rather than on command, which can be very bad if you live in a rural area).