Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park 2018 Entertainment

Dogs are the stars of the show at Bark in the Park™! In addition to the entertainers listed below, we have a great line up of contests and a Kids' Entertainment Zone. And throughout the day, visitors can enjoy more than 75 dog-related vendors, family activities, grooming, training, rescue groups, and food.


Ball Haulers Flyball Team

Ball Haulers Flyball Team

Ball Haulers Flyball Team is new to Bark in 2018. Flyball is an exciting mix or relay, agility, and fetch with teams of four dogs competing head to head.  Each dog in turn jumps four hurdles, steps on a spring-loaded box and catches the ball that shoots outl, then runs back over the hurdles. The first team to have all four dogs run without errors wins the heat. In between demos, attendees can try their dogs out on a practice course.

Performances at 11:15, 12:45, and 3:15
Attendee course run-throughs at 12:00, 1:30, and 4:00
in the Christmas in the Park Flyball Corral


Cali K9

Cali K-9 Unit

We are excited Cali K9 is returning for a demo of dog law enforcement skills. New this year: Attendees can take part in a free group class (must pre-register at corral).

Cali K9 works with local agencies training their K9s, including the San Jose Police Dept. and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dept.¬†

Performances at 11:45 and 2:45
Attendee skill training group class at 1:15
in the Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists Entertainment Corral


Cutters Quarters Bordie Collies

Cutters Quarters Border Collies Sheep Herding

Judi Schmidt of Cutters Quarters and her border collies will show us how sheep herding is done! She is running demonstrations during the day and explaining the different commands to have her collies control the sheep. Attendees can participate in Attendee Sheep Herding Trials between performances

Performances throughout the day in the Naglee Park Sheep Herding Corral


Fetch Sam!

Fetch Sam! & Canine Higher Learning Agility Demonstrations and Introductory Lessons

Fetch Sam! will show a variety of dogs performing on fast agility courses with obstacles including jumps, tunnels, weave poles and a teeter totter. Then, after each demo, dog lovers can try their dogs out on the agility equipment and see first-hand why dog agility is one of the most popular of dog sports among canine enthusiasts.

Performances at 10:30 and 1:30
Attendee course run-throughs at 11:15 and 2:30 .
in the San Jose Water Company Agility Corral


Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Resue Canine Team

Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue Canine Team

Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue Canine Team volunteers work as a team with their dogs to help find people. The dogs work off leash, following any human scent. The Canine Team will share information about their work, how dogs and volunteers train, and give demonstrations of the dogs and volunteers at work.

Performance at 2:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage


Skyy Dogs USA

Skyy Dogs USA

Rockin' Ray returns to town with his high-flying Skyy Dogs USA. These dogs know how to catch some air, with cameos on ESPN, ESPN2, Good Morning America, the Super Bowl, and the Coors Light "Tap the Rockies" commercials and in performances throughout the US, Europe and Canada.

Performances at 10:15, 12:15, and 1:45 in the Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists Entertainment Corral