Contrary to some beliefs there are always things to do with your dog in north Idaho! When I first moved here I had a hard time finding information on dog activities and so this website was born. All listings are absolutely free, I simply ask for a return link if you have a webpage. This is my way of serving the community and making life easier for all of us dog people!

Daily Acitvities

  • Walk your dog: Type your location in the search box to find places to walk in your area.
  • Go to the Dog Park: Ponderay has a fenced dog park, or try Dog Beach in Sandpoint. There is a park in Stateline and hopefully one in Coeur d’Alene soon! Click on the link to see a list of dog parks in your area.
  • Visit the shelter dogs: The quality of life for these dogs is greatly impacted by volunteers. Hover over the Want a dog? button and click on Rescues at the top of the page to find a Rescue in your area.

Weekly Activities

  • Sheep herding: Have a herding breed? Have a mixed breed? It doesn’t matter, just about any dog can learn to herd. Contact Randy if your in the Sandpoint area (208) 263-4633 or Norm Close if your in the Coeur d’Alene area (208) 665-1670.
  • Search and Rescue: Every dog that has a nose can participate in Search and Rescue. Check out the Dog Groups list in the right hand column to find a Search and Rescue group in your area.
  • Obedience / Agility Classes: There isn’t a dog on the planet that wouldn’t benefit from a class. Classes these days have changed too – they include smiling, laughing, jokes, and aren’t just tight lipped dog trainers making you look stupid!


Special Dog Events in North Idaho

      Look to the right to see a list of all of the upcoming dog activities going on in North Idaho.

Click here to view the full calendar in calendar format on another page.

      Google Calendar makes it possible for you to save these events to your own calendar too! Click on the icon to save the dog events to your calendar.

North Idaho Dog Fun has sprouted out of a desire to help dog people in North Idaho get connected. I moved here in 2008 with my husband and border collie and am still hearing about dog things that go on that I had no idea about! This is my solution to helping everyone who is interested in dog events, ways to get involved with their dogs, and staying informed.

Please browse through and leave comments. There is information on trails/hikes, herding, pulling, training, etc. so feel free to use the search option. This is designed to be a communal site for dog lovers. If you would like to contact me about being listed my email is molly@northidahodogfun.com.

Here’s a video I hope you’ll enjoy!

28 thoughts on “About”

  1. What a great idea for a great blog in North Idaho!

    I can’t divulge too much info now but there are plans in the works with the city and several sponsors for a great dog event coming this summer! More to come later…

  2. I found your resource via Google on Monday while searching for dog problems and your post regarding North Idaho Dog Fun looked very interesting to me. I just wanted to write to say that you have a great site and a wonderful resource for all to share.

  3. Thank you! Maybe I’ll see about figuring out how to get a forum up so people can post their problems and have others reply. If its a dog training question I would recommend going to the community forums of MySmartPuppy.com where professionals answer dog training questions. Glad your enjoying the site!

  4. Hey – Molly – any chance we can do a section that allows people to “volunteer” for dog activities? Pan handle walking- Pawsitive Works transportation/class help? Event assistance?

  5. Thats a neat idea – I think it might end up as a “Get Involved” page… or maybe I’ll find a plugin that can do that… We’ll see!

  6. What a great site. Found it through Facebook. I have a couple of sites that you might be interested in. I have a Nationally Certified Search Dog (who also does a lot of community PR’s) and we are members of two local search teams that are not on your site. I also volunteer with a local rescue. Please email me if you are interested in listing these groups as well.

    Great site! Thanks for doing this for the doggies.

  7. Love this site!! Lots of great information. I just found a trainer in Spokane for puppy agility and fun agility for the older dogs e-mail me for more info..Also looking for a site to find suitable homes for a litter of Boxer puppies. I am not a breeder but Craigs list doesn’t work and I need them to go and get mama spayed..

  8. I don’t ever comment on these, but I love this page. The only that I’m a little bummed about is that Spokane isn’t included since its so close, and that’s where I live. I love the fact that you have doggie sitter’s.

  9. Molly-
    I want to have Bernese Mountain Dog Club in Sandpoint…… any Berner owners interested? Jeanie

    1. I think that’s a great idea! E-mail me what you would like to do with the club and I can put together a post. We could even make a section on this site for the the club or make a new site for it. Are there any breeders or rescues for Berners in the area? It would be fun to see some carting too… šŸ™‚

  10. Just wanted to know how I could be added to your website. I am a professional pet sitter for 5 years now. I own Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting, I am also a certified veterinary technician who is also in training to become a police officer. If you would add me that would be great šŸ™‚
    Heather 208-819-3878 thank you & great website

  11. Hi Molly. I spoke with my friend & the group you have listed under FlyBall is the group she belongs to. I recommended your site her and invited her to provide you with any other groups she is involved with or aware of !!

  12. Hi Molly! Great site and great idea to connect dogs and their people. My husky mix, Timba, and I did the beginning obedience class with the CdA Dog Fanciers and learned a lot. It was only $50 for 8 classes. Hey, do you know of any local groups to ask about sledding with my dog? Not racing or anything, just which type of harness is comfortable and how to train her to pull my 5 year old on a sled around the back yard. Thanks! -Lou

    1. Thank you for your comment!
      If your interested in pulling I would contact the Inland Empire Sled Dog Association. Every year in the fall they have a pulling clinic. But I bet one of them would help you if you asked! Their website is: http://iesda.org/. I thought they had a facebook page too but for some reason I cant find it. Here is another site with great resources on training your dog to pull:http://dogplay.com/Activities/harness.html#Sledding. Let us know how your training goes!

  13. Brennan and I got a good laugh out of Ellie at the keg pull. Good idea with the ball… until it went off course!
    o, and great website!
    šŸ™‚ T

  14. Hi!!

    I am trying to put together “networking socials” for animal lovers and pet professionals. The first one is tomorrow, May 2nd at 6:30pm at the Post Falls Library. My hope is that we get “invited” to different pet places for socials to start to get to know people! I am a little late with this one, but will you post the next ones for me??? I put your link on the new website too! šŸ™‚

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