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

Bark in the Park 2016 Entertainment

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


Cali K9

Cali K-9 Unit

We were excited to welcome Cali K9 for a demo of dog law enforcment skills. Cali K9 works with local agencies training their K9s, including the San Jose Police Dept. and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dept. 

Performed at 11:00 and 3:15 in the Entertainment Corral


Cutters Quarters Bordie Collies

Cutters Quarters Border Collies Sheep Herding

Judi Schmidt of Cutters Quarters and her border collies showed us how sheep herding is done! She ran demonstrations during the day and explained the different commands to have her collies control the sheep. Attendees participated in the new Attendee Sheep Herding Trials between performances

Performed at 11.15, 12:30, 1:45 3:00 and 4:00 in the Sheep Herding Corral


Fetch Sam!

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

Fetch Sam! showed 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 tried their dogs out on the agility equipment and saw first-hand why dog agility is one of the most popular of dog sports among canine enthusiasts. Performed at 10:30, 11:30, 1:45 and 2:45 in the Agility Corral


Caninne Companions for Indepence

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. Attendees found out more about them and how they can help.

Performed at 2:00 on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage


Peaceful Pathways logo

Peaceful Pathways Hospice and Euthanasia

Dr. Jenn Winnick of Peaceful Pathways Hospice and Euthanasia told us about hospice and in-home euthanasia options for our furry friends who need end of life care.

Spoke at 3:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage


Santa Clara Dog Training Club Rally Training

Santa Clara Dog Training Club

Santa Clara Dog Training Club returned this year with Rally demontrations throughout the day. Dogs and their handlers completed a course that includes 10-20 stations. At each station, the dog performed a skill, such as climbinhg, sitting, or staying.

Performed at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 in the Rally Corral


Skyy Dogs USA

Skyy Dogs USA

Rockin' Ray returned 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.

Performed at 10, 12:15 and 2 in the Entertainment Corral