Welcome to More Dogz

More Dogz is a non-profit Agility club associated with Dogz that runs AAC Agility trials and Agility lessons. We are located at the Dogz Canine Sports Centre, 3859 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. More Dogz will host 13 AAC approved trials each year. 11 of the trials are on Thursday evenings in May through July, plus the final 2 trials on Saturdays in August and September. As well, we offer our own Agility classes.

Anyone can join More Dogz, the only membership requirement is volunteer hours, primarily to support successfully running Agility trials.

In return for the volunteer hours you give as a member of More Dogz, we guarantee that you will get entry into every MoreDogz trial that you want to run in. In order to be able to offer this, the Masters and Steeplechase trials are open only to members. (Starters and Advanced trials do not fill up, so no need to have limitations to guarantee member entry). You will also get $2 off the price of each More Dogz trial run and $6 off the cost of each lesson. A 6 week set of lessons will cost $90 for members and $125 for non-members. Trial runs cost $13 for members and $15 for non-members.

If you are not a More Dogz member and interested in attending our trials, the premiums will be posted on the Trials page for Starter/Advanced trials.  Masters and Steeplechase trials are for More Dogz members only, the premiums are never posted online.

The number of members in the More Dogz club is limited to ensure that our members can get into our trials. The membership form goes on the website in Feburary for anyone to join. More Dogz membership did not fill last year, we do expect to be forced to limit membership in the near future.

There is a required minimum of More Dogz Volunteer hours for each member to do over the season (see below for more on this minimum). Volunteer hours can be earned at either More Dogz or Dogz trials, and also at More Dogz club working events, whichever is more convenient for you. These volunteer hours must be fully completed by the end of each year in order to return as a club member in the next year. You are responsible for having the volunteers hours performed but they do not need to be done by you, they can also be done by a friend or family member that you recruit. We are happy to sign high school volunteer forms for your teens. We will consider special circumstances if volunteer hours are not completed fully.

More Dogz Volunteer hours required

If you have one dog, the minimum required number of volunteer hours over the season is 8.

If you have more than one dog competing, AND because of that you generally do more than 4 runs in a trial, then your minimum will be more than 8 hours - but the good news is that it is no longer automatically 16 hours (2 x 8) as before. Rather, the minimum required hours are now proportional to how many runs per trial you generally want; this will result in somewhere between 10 and 16 as the minimum. For more details on calculating this, please see the Membership page

Volunteer hours can be earned at either More Dogz or Dogz trials and More Dogz club events, whichever is more convenient for you and the people helping you.