Great Barrington Kennel Club is involved in various community and dog-sport activities. GBKC dog/handler teams have earned titles and recognition for a variety of sports and activities. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to interact with our dogs and their people. GBKC members participate in Conformation, Scent Work/nose work, Barn Hunt, Hunting, SAR, FastCAT, Tracking, Lure Coursing, Trailing, Tricks, Obedience, Rally, and Herding, among others. We also demonstrate our commitment to community outreach by participating in parades and a variety of other community activities in which dogs can appropriately interact with the public. Several members are have certified Therapy Dogs who perform this valuable service in nursing homes, schools and also work with children. One of our member dogs even co-hosts her own Cable TV show (with her human, of course! Many member dogs are certified to have demonstrated good behavior in assorted situations bypassing their Canine Good Citizen, Farm Dog, Puppy class, and other socialization tests. GBKC donates money and equipment to various dog-related outreach programs both local and national organizations, as well as the Police K9 units.