This Saturday, April 28th, the West Coast Park dog run turns into a Dogtravaganza, with a full day of events! There are talks, demos, fun games, stalls and booths.. a lot of fun to participate in with your dog! For all details and further information, follow http://www.facebook.com/Dogtravaganza on facebook.
Dog Sports at Dogtravaganza
SKC is bringing a full dog sports programme to Dogtravaganza. Have you signed up yet?
9 am Open Agility Trials – Sign-up latest on April 24th! Everyone welcome to participate
10:30 Doggy Dancing (Canine Musical Freestyle) demo on stage – what is doggy dancing? See description below!
10:30 Free public try-out of the agility equipment – come try out the agility fun!
11:30 Fun Agility Competition – suitable for beginners! An easy, fun competition on the agility equipment
12:00 Another chance to try out the agility equipment
12:30 Obedience demo on stage
14:00 Open Jumpers Trial – the knock-out match! Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Remember to sign-up by 24th
14:30 Free public try-out of the jumpers equipment
15:30 Disc dog (Frisbee dog) demonstration – what is it? See description below!
(All times are approximates)
Dog Sports demonstrations
Doggy dancing, or Canine Musical Freestyle, is a relatively new sport that combines dog obedience and dance in a fun way, presenting a visually exciting display of handler and canine teamwork. The handler and dog perform dance-oriented footwork according to their choice of music, often also dressed up to the theme. The choreography often includes twirls, jumps and balancing – all tricks that are taught to the dog separately before putting them into a sequence and fitting in with the music. Have a look at these videos:
Disc Dog, or frisbee dog, is a fast, exciting sport where the dog displays impressive jumps and speed while catching frisbee discs. The sport comes in two varieties; distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching. It is not about fetching – the goal is for the dog to catch the frisbee and drop it, ready to catch the next one. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog, by allowing them to work together in a very fun way !