WE'RE NOW A UKC CLUB!!

Luratics is a UKC all-breed dog sporting club that provides Lure Coursing, Multi-Breed Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and other dog sporting events. We started out with just lure coursing and almost all dogs turn into "lunatics" over "lure coursing", hence our name! If your dog loves to run, chase, go to ground or just have fun, this group is definitely for you!

Luratics started in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego, in September of 2005. Pat Bennett, CEO and founder, wanted something for her then-8-month-old Bedlington Terrier, Lucy, to do to channel her boundless energy. Pat, an avid dog enthusiast for many years, had just undergone total joint replacement surgery of her left knee and couldn't do much physically, but she discovered that lure coursing didn't take much human participation, so Luratics was created. In the beginning there were only about 7 dogs who ran every month and it was a simple, one-person operation. However, in July 2006 Luratics was invited to provide the lure coursing event at Wags-for-Wishes and after that it really began to grow. Now our events regularly draw an average of 28-32+ dogs, and we're still growing!

From our humble beginnings, Luratics has evolved into the popular monthly event club you all know and love, and is a regular around town. Our core crew consists of Pat Bennett (President and Lure Operator), Nancy Garcia (Club Secretary and Table Team Manager), Shaunay Santiago (Paddock Master), Sarah Aviles (Hunt Master), and Jen Petit (Photographer Extraordinaire). Come out and join us at one of our events!

 


Pat with Grady, an Irish Wolfhound


Lucy at about 5 months

At long last we've become a licensed UKC club and you can look forward to more diverse events in 2014. We're all very excited and will be holding our first Lure Coursing Trial sometime in September or October, 2013. We'll keep you posted on progress.

We'd really love to have a permanent home where we can run every week and provide a safe place for dogs (and cats) that have been abandoned by their families due to the mortgage crisis and other things that happen in peoples' lives. That's a future goal for us, but for now we're just going to have fun running dogs and see how things develop.

If you'd like to help, contact Pat by email.


One of our fun parties!

Want to join our team? If you love dogs, this is the place to be! Luratics is always looking for field crew to help with our events. Do you love dogs? Can you handle a shovel or help catch dogs that really don't want to stop running? Then we need you!

Email Pat if you want to come out to help at any of our events!

Luratics is the place to be for people and their dogs, so take a stroll around our site and have fun! See you on the field!!


Pat with Cricket, 2005