LV DVG America

The only all-breed dog sport organization



Currently, the full website for the 2021 LV DVG America Nationals is under construction. For planning purposes, we have included pertinent information about the event below. 


DATES:  November 5/6/7, 2021


LOCATION: Merced, California


VENUE for B & C Phases:  Merced College Stadium, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348


TRACKING: We expect to have excellent plowed dirt fields in November


SCHEDULE (subject to change): 
    == GENERAL PRACTICE: We expect to have two obedience practice fields for entrants to use from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Thursday, November 4, 2021. These fields are fenced and have jumps, walls, blinds, dumbbells, etc. They may also be used to exercise dogs on these days. Both of these fields are approximately 30 minutes north of the event venue. We will provide more information about use of these practice fields in the entrants’ welcome packages.
    == STADIUM PRACTICE: Wednesday, November 3rd and Thursday, November 4th are currently slated to be obedience and protection practice days at the event stadium. Scheduling and timeframes will be published beforehand.
    == DRAW NIGHT: Starts at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th and will be located at: Fish and Game Building at Lake Yosemite. Maps will be provided in the welcome packages.
    == IGP EVENT SCHEDULING: To be announced at a later date


AIRPORTS: San Francisco (SFO) Airport is approximately 2 1/2 hours northwest and Sacramento (SMF) Airport is approximately 2 hours north of Merced Stadium. Please check availability for dog travel on airlines going to these destinations.


HOTELS: At this point we have one confirmed hotel that is giving us a good group rate. We are working on several others and will post information on them as soon as it is received.
== Rodeway Inn, 1001 Motel Drive, Merced, CA 95340. Here are the instructions from motel management on how to get the group rate:
        “We have limited pet friendly rooms available at property, not all the rooms are pet friendly rooms so sooner your client books with us, it will be better. This rate only qualifies if your client calls us directly at property; online reservations won’t honor this rate. Your client cannot get any additional discount on top of this rate (senior citizen, AAA/AARP, Government, Military, Local/county/state rate, and any other qualified discounted rate).
  • 1 King Bed Non-smoking room (Maximum occupancy of 2 persons) = $79 + tax
  • 2 Queen Bed Non smoking room (Rate for 2 persons) = $89 + tax (Each additional person/adult in room is $10 extra with maximum occupancy of 4 person)
There will be a $15 pet fee per night per pet. We will require 1 valid picture ID/DL/Passport and valid credit card match with identification upon a check in, guests can make a reservation by calling us directly at 209-723-1034, ext 0 and ask for DVG Nationals event rate to make a reservation.”
Call our Team Leader for the Hospitality Committee, Justin, at 661-204-7130, if you have other questions about lodging, or RV Park options.


VENDORS: We expect vendors to set up booths where attendees can purchase all manner of great dog equipment


Any further questions about the Nationals, please email Justin at

Caniva trial application

Caniva is on-line software to manage dog events being used by many different dog organizations. It covers all types of events: conformation shows, agility, obedience, IGP, seminars, and others. DVG has an arrangement with Caniva to use it for trial management, including both requesting a trial date and managing your entries. There is no charge to clubs to use the system. In the long run, Caniva eliminates most trial paperwork.

Clubs must use Caniva to schedule a trial.

Find out more about using Caniva – see the tutorial.