NYOC’s Canine Demonstration Team consists of a group of dedicated members and their dogs who perform at public locations such as hospitals, retirement homes and children’s groups.  The team is always open to new venues and new members!

What happens at a Performance?

Performances are generally booked once a month and last about an hour.  They include obedience routines set to music (a little bit like the Mounties’ Musical Ride) as well as tricks and either agility exercises or a game or two.  The performances are always followed by a lot of tail wagging and visiting between the dogs and the audience. To see the joy on the faces of our audiences, check out our photos on Facebook.

How to Book a Performance

If you know of an organization that would like to host a performance, please call NYOC at 416-222-4109 or email demoteam@nyoc.ca.  A brochure about the Demonstration Team is also available.

A Bit of History

In 1965, NYOC members formed a Demonstration Team to offer performances free-of-charge to the public to showcase the close bond that exists between a well-trained dog and his owner.  The performances were also designed to educate adults and children.

Since 1965, the NYOC Demonstration Team has performed for the public over 500 times and continues to do so at public locations such as hospitals, retirement homes, children’s clubs and libraries.

New members are always welcome. To find out how to join, please read Join the Team.

Comments from Our Audiences

“I would just like to thank you for coming into our facility.  Our seniors had an amazing time, In fact the seniors are still talking about it. We are very grateful you took the time to come in to see us. We would love to have you back again soon. Thank you so much for your time and we look forward to seeing you again.” — Marie Wallis

“I have thought a number of times about your dog show.  It was really something special. The dogs were so good, especially when their owners walked out of the room and reappeared minutes later. Not one of the dogs moved! But even better was the reaction of the audience – the ladies around me were totally absorbed and were choosing their favourite dogs when they came round for pats. The show was a great gift for them. Thank you so much.” —  Joan

“On behalf of our residents we want to thank you all so much for the wonderful performance with the dogs yesterday. It really put a smile in all the residents faces. You were all so nice and fun. The dogs are also so beautiful and well taken care of. It really was a positive and an enjoyable experience.” —  Joseline

“Thank you for coming to put on a fantastic show at Canterbury Place for our residents.We had a great time with you. Thanks.” —  Alana.