Saturday, July 29, 2006

Coming Attractions

Dogathon - 13 August 2006, UPM Serdang

Image Hosted by Venue: UPM campus grounds in Serdang, spacious, clean n lotsa greenery
Theme: Pirates, All Paws on Deck
Main event: Dogathon Race
New games: Treasure Hunt, Dog Idol
Participants hv 2 pay a small fee n proceeds go 2wards a good cause.

1 of my fav happenings around town coz its well organised with friendly volunteers, hs interesting competitions n prizes actually worth winning, n dey do post up d results n announce d winners properly. Wats more, dey do go thru all games as advertised.

Other notable line ups on d day r horseback riding n d doggy playzone. My sporting buddies Russell, Angel, Hannah, Cammy, Sissy, Champ, Jojo n I will b hanging out at d playzone as part of d PetnU Dog Squad who will b dishing out demos on agility n tricks

Image Hosted by … so do drop by 4 a glimpse of some tricky n sneaky mutts. As u cn c, v come in all shapes n sizes!

Dogs who hv always wanted 2 hv a go at agility r invited 2 stick around coz d PetnU handlers n trainers will b on hand 2 help u try out some of d obstacles if u r keen. Do join us 4 some fun n smooth runs.

Image Hosted by 4 further details n map, click on Dogathon 2006. My prior experiences at d event hv bn fruitful ... Dogathon 2005 n 2004 blogs.

PetnU Dog Carnival - 19 November 2006, BU Central Park
Brand new n eagerly anticipated event in d K9 calendar with challenging trials n enticing games lined up 2 showcase our given talents. Theme: ‘It's a Carnival!’ ... loosely translated = Party 4 Dogs!

Image Hosted by 1st time dat Agility n OB trials r being held together. Pre-novice n novice levels r slated 4 OB. Agility will b running novice n basic jumpers levels. Basic jumpers is another exciting off-shoot of agility sport n as d name suggests, d course is set at a minimal difficulty level 2 convince all agility fans 2 hv a go.

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2 encourage dog sports in d country, registration fees r set at a nominal RM10 per trial n top 3 teams at each level will bring home d trophies n prizes. D organisers certainly dun believe in charging exorbitant trial fees, which is cool.

K9 X-games
Sneak preview of some of d intriguing games planned 4 d day:
Best Retriever
Top Dog Model
Super Sniffer Dog
D Coolest Catch
Top Trick Dog
Longest Sit-up/ Stand on 2
Best Kisser
… n in case u were wondering, dis game is also only 4 doggies.

Just 2 gv u a flavour, here’s a description of a couple of events:

Image Hosted by Super Sniffer Dog - 1 for d hound dogs. Quickest 3 dogs to sniff out deir fav small toy, object or treat hidden under 1 of 10 plastic cones will b rewarded. If ur dog manages 2 sniff out some other item on d field, d ‘finders keepers’ rule shall apply.

Image Hosted by D Coolest Catch - 1 for d air borne dogs who r fond of catching thrown frisbee, ball or any toy or treat 4 dat matter. All dogs will b allowed 2 attempts n judging is based on style, enthusiasm, height n distance. Finest 3 fielders will b rewarded. Takes with either mouth or paws, or both will b deemed a successful catch.

D K9 X-games r open 2 all dogs n each contest also comes with 3 neat prizes which r up 4 grabs. Best of all, there r no entrance fees n dogs n owners cn get stuck in2 as many contests as dey wish. Most of d games r making deir debut in d Dog Carnival n d fun factor is set on Xtreme.

So bring along ur party tricks n gear as v celebrate in d natural abilities n prowess of dogs. Make a date with us 4 a hip, hop n sporty time … also, time 2 persuade ur owners 2 get off d couch n hustle 2 d nearest park 2 get into shape 4 d trials n games.

PetnU Dog Squad
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Stay tuned 4 new PetnU website + further details on Dog Carnival, games n demos.
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Blogger Amanda85 said...

hey, can pacco join d OB Trial too??
how to register?

8:33 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Yup, Pacco cn also join Agility trials - Basic jumpers class. Dis class only hs bout 12 jumps n 1 open tunnel. Cn b done on leash + toys/food allowed in d ring. So better get Pacco jumping (22 inch hurdles) n used to d tunnel.

Registration - will inform u once d website is up, which is soon.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

done wit LEASH! tat's good for her... but y u emphasize on 22inch? is it consider high for a dog?

as for tunnel....wil work on it...

but OB on d grass field is veli challenging woo..... coz d onli thing tat comes to her mind when she saw open grass area is..... time for RUN!!!

d games r interesting too....must b u guys who tot of it...couldn't wait for d moment...

10:06 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

22 inch is normally d height of jumps 4 large dogs, so Pacco must b familiar with d height. But seeing how dis is basic jumpers, may consider lowering it to 16 inches ... so dat more dogs cn take part.

U doing OB - prenovice or novice?

Games, there will also b Longest Jumper n Ultimate Recall as well.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

ultimate recall?!? got ultimate dash a not? coz when pacco run, is hard to ask her to halt....haha...

as for OB, since its juz RM10...then i will try both d pre-novice n novice oso....

wow! it seems like there r lotsa interesting games around....will try to get d longest jump again...hope u guys can even come up wit a Highest Jump...haha....

for d Basic agility....juz hurdles n tunnel onli izit??

11:22 AM  
Blogger Jojo said...

ever think of 50 weaving poles or more in action? definately not russell cup of tea but will b interesting to see others in actions. guess quite number of dogs can do it..

7:58 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Amanda, Highest Jump ... tot bout it but mayb too dangerous 4 inexperienced dogs. 4 dogs used 2 jumping, its ok.

Basic jumpers agility will probably consist of 12-14 jumps n 1 open tunnel, so start practising. Jumps will b 22 inches height 4 large dogs.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

50 pole weave will b very exciting but am afraid only a handful of dogs can do bout 20-30 with lotsa practice. N will b our own dogs only, so not fair to others unless its just a demo item.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

50 poles?!?! sound like too much...
got so many poles available a not....

btw, recently DSM so quiet edi....
amanda got plan anything a not>?

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jojo said...

haha. i think the world purina weave game is 120 poles! dont u think is exciting to watch.. all dogs after the game will bcome drunken master..

10:16 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Update: Basic Jumpers agility will b run over 15 obstacles - 12 hurdles, 1 broad jump, 1 tyre jump n 1 open tunnel. Jumps will b set at 16 inches height for large dogs n 12 inches for small dogs.

To create a level playing field, only dogs who hv yet to run a complete course offleash is permitted to take part in basic jumpers.

Dogs who cn will hv 2 register 4 Novice Agility.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

but is pretty hard to do d tyre jump wit onleash actually....
y dun substitute wit a dog walk instead....juz a suggestion:)

120 poles?? but how long does wil it take actually....wonder where d dog got d patient from...drunken master, ur rite..

9:14 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Normally jumpers class will hv jumps, tunnels n weave poles only. If include dogwalk, will still come back 2 d same problem coz not every dog wld hv done d obstacle b4 n there's no guarantee dat dey'll do it on d day itself. Large dogs especially find it more difficult.

Yup, tyre n tunnel will b a bit challenging but dey r usually easier compared 2 d contact obstacles.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

i tot weaving is d hardest among all....beside d see-saw ofcoz..

btw, about d dogathon master hunt, how they force d dog to enter d maze actually? r u allowed to call ur dog?? n can d owner see d dog from d superior view??

so, r u joining all d games including fastest eating oso?

4:11 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Dog Carnival hs bn postponed 2 mid November at sponsors request, so still lotsa time 2 practice.

Will b taking part in Race, Master hunt, Treasure n Idol. Wat bout Pacco?

Master hunt - dey will place owner at 1 end n dog at d other, bout 25m apart. Larger dogs cn probably c deir owners, but smaller 1s cant. Allowed 2 call 2 help ur dog find way. Cn b quite mazy with treats along d path 2 tempt ur dog. Pretty much touch n go, n there's an element of luck involved.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

nov!! that great...more time for improvement....

d maze dun actually hv dead end, right? btw, heard that tis year they provide Cesar for fastest eating, so juz let pacco enjoy d meal then....she like to eat onli..

as for d games, since it comes as package...then will join all lol, except dog idol probably....
coz it would be d last game n pacco must edi be KO...

10:31 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Maze is quite twisty n there mayb a dead end as well.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

:)haha....then pacco surely got stuck inside n i've gotta rescue her...:p

btw, wanna ask u....did mun yee joined those public marathon?? recently heard my fren telling me that those cash price r awesome...

even d shortest fun 7km run can get 700 bucks..

6:25 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

No lah, retired coz sudah tua. Nowadays, let d dogs do all d running.

12:48 AM  
Blogger jaffeboy said...

Hey Groovy, you've been tagged. Come read my blog & see how its played... cheers

10:39 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

no worries....there's alwiz veteran category....

7:22 PM  

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