Come join us in a variety of dog sports and activities. Earn badges with your dog in areas such as therapy, canoeing, agility, backpacking, water rescue, obedience, tracking and much more !! Earn titles in Rally Obedience and Agility without having to go anywhere. Earn your dogs Canine Good Citizen award and his PhD in Canine Life and Social Skills.
Membership dues in Adventure Club is $250 per year per family. Some activities that we may do in the course of the year could have additional fees involved and will be the responsibility of each family. Membership dues can be paid monthly, quarterly or semi-annually.
It is the purpose of Adventure Club of America to:
Promote, enhance, and give recognition to the importance of the human/companion animal bond, through a variety of educational activities and publications.
Conduct research, education and service related to humane education and the human/companion animal bond.
Encourage public education and community involvement on the part of its members.
Support the involvement in the art, skill and discipline of animal behavior modification through operant conditioning and other non-traditional, non-punishment-based training methods, for the purpose of teaching various skills and activities to animals which will improve the quality of their lives and make them a more valuable resource to the community.
We Help You Learn New Things
We encourage people to help their dogs be all they can be…
"Let us learn new things, that we may become more helpful" is the Dog Scout's Motto.
The more a dog learns, the more welcome that dog becomes in more places. That dog becomes an ambassador for good training and responsible dog parenting everywhere he or she goes. Adventure Clubs participate in their communities, just as the Boy and Girl Scouts do. There are Dog Scout Troops all across the nation, and these people and their dogs become involved in helping in the community.
Adventure Clubs have conducted clean-up efforts, raised thousands of dollars for service dog organizations, and bullet-proof vests for police K-9 officers, and each year some raise money for the Salvation Army, through the Christmas season bell-ringing campaign. The troops have raised money for shelters by holding art actions (selling artwork that the dogs have painted), and collected donations and delivered holiday packages for the pets of seniors and shut-ins, in conjunction with the meals on wheels program (these folks often feed their meals to their animals, because they have nothing else to give them.)
Many Adventure Clubs regularly visit elementary schools to help children learn to become better readers, through the DSA SIRIUS Reader Program, or other reading programs. Other Adventure Club volunteer their time at nursing homes, spreading love to the elderly or infirm, or visiting schools to teach non-violence education, responsible ownership, bite prevention and other important lessons to the kids. Sometimes they just show the kids how dogs can paint. When a child sees how the people talk to their dogs in full sentences, and the dogs completely understand and cooperate with their humans during the demo, without leashes, loud commands, or threats of punishment, it teaches the children a lesson that goes beyond just one of, "dogs can paint." It teaches them that dogs are intelligent, loving creatures, who can be wonderful friends and companions if you’ll just take them off that chain in the back yard and teach them something. It teaches them to treat dogs with respect and to value all life.