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.
Bark in the Park 2016 Entertainment
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 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! & 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
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 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
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
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