Working Dog Competition Training Club
Established 1979

The BACK IN THE DAY Protection Dog Tournament is an "old school trial"  reminiscent of the many personal protection dog trials that used to be prevalent in the 1990's and 2000's here in the Midwest.  There is only one level of entry and cash prizes along with trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place winners. 



Obedience Work (90 points)

1) Vet Exam on table (10 points)
2) Heel on Leash (10 points)
3) Leaving (not eating) food found (10 points)
4) Long Stay for 15 seconds (10 points)
5) Off-Leash Recall past seated decoy (10 points)
6) Food Refusal (2) thrown & handed (20 points)
7) Command (2) Refusals (20 points)


Protection (275 points)

1) 360° Attack by 3 decoys w/3 bites (75 points)

2) Tactical Retreat under Threat by 2 decoys w/4

    bites (100 points)

3) Off-leash Attack w/Gunfire; Secondary Attack

    on Handler: 2 decoys w/2 bites (50 points)

4) Rear Transport and Reattack: 1 decoy w/1 bite

   (50 points)



St. Johns, Michigan (O) hosts the
BACK IN THE DAY Protection Dog Trial
Saturday, June 1, 2019 
Entries 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Trial begins at 9:30 am


Pre-entries Encouraged (see on-line form)

Trial Site
: Cher Car Kennels - 4215 S Lowell - St. Johns, Michigan 48879 
From east or west: I96 to Grand River - exit east to first light at Frances Rd - turn left (north) for 13 miles to Centerline Rd - turn right (east) 1.7 miles to S. Lowell Road - turn left (north).   Kennel is 0.7 miles north on right.

From north or south: US 127 north to Price Rd - exit west for 6.6 miles to S. Lowell Rd - turn right (north).  Kennel is 1.6 miles north on right.

Chairperson: Cheryl Carlson (517) 719-0208

Mail entries to:  CCDSA Trial Secretary at 4215 S. Lowell Road in
 St. Johns, MI 48879
 (989) 224-7225 

Pictures from the 2019 Back in the Day trial
Pictures from the 2018 Back in the Day trial
Congratulations to all that participated in the “BACK in the DAY “protection dog tournament hosted by Capital City Dog Sport Association on May 26, 2018 at Cher Car Kennels in St. Johns, Michigan. Judged by Randy Adams of Adams K9 in Hudsonville, Michigan and Cheryl Carlson of Cher Car Kennels in St Johns, Michigan, 28 dog and handlers teams endured the heat and performed their best in front of a cheering crowd. 

Placements awarded were: 
FIRST PLACE to Jennifer White of Lakefront K9 in Indiana & Belgian Malinois “Mea”
SECOND PLACE to Delaney Johnson of Capital City Dog Sport Association of Michigan & Dutch Shepherd “Griffin”
THIRD PLACE” to Justin Brooks of Boss Canine of Illinois & American Pit Bull Terrier ”Hennessy” 

This inaugural trial was a great success and President Cheryl Carlson of Capital City Dog Sport Association stated the BACK in the DAY tournament would now become a yearly event in CCDSA’s calendar.

We have one mom & pop type motel in St. Johns (click here) which is closest to our location (10.4 miles away), but most would be more comfortable at one of the numerous pet friendly national hotel chains located within 15-20 miles.  (We have no traffic here so driving 15-20 miles is relatively quick!)

Sleep Inn Lansing North/Dewitt

Commerce Park Drive - Dewitt MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 13.31 mi


Magnuson Hotel & Suites Lansing

Aaron Drive - Dewitt MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 14.31 mi


Courtyard by Marriott Lansing

Lake Lansing Rd Lansing MI 1-855-809-3511

Distance from St Johns: 18.04 mi


Hampton Inn East Lansing

Coolidge Rd -East Lansing MI 1-866-276-6393

Distance from St Johns: 18.04 mi


American Heritage Inn

E Grand River Ave -Portland MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 18.46 mi


Residence Inn by Marriott Lansing West

Delta Commerce Drive -Lansing MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 19.11 mi


Quality Suites Lansing

Delta Commerce Dr -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3506

Distance from St Johns: 19.1 mi


Motel 6 Lansing

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-866-599-6674

Distance from St Johns: 19.32 mi


Red Roof Inn Lansing West

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-873-6562

Distance from St Johns: 19.33 mi


Ramada Lansing Hotel And Conference Center

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3509

Distance from St Johns: 19.34 mi


Days Inn Lansing

W Saginaw Hwy -Lansing MI 1-855-799-6859

Distance from St Johns: 19.36 mi


Comfort Inn

N Canal Road -Lansing MI 1-855-809-3507

Distance from St Johns: 19.47 mi


CAMPING is available at Sleep Hollow State Park (15 miles straight east of the kennel) at 7835 E. Price Road in Laingsburg, Michigan.