I too hope to own a show dogs someday. For now I have two pets
I do obedience and agility with both my dogs. Bru has been in 2 shows and we are planning to show again in Feb. Amaya is just getting started and I am hoping to enter her in a local show in June.
The AKC website has a place to search for obedience clubs. You may also want to check UKC. We are currently training at a club that is officially UKC sanctioned.
I love the show obedience and agility. My dogs love to work
I tell my fellow boxer club folks that my dogs may not be the prettiest boxers but they are smart