New playground in town - dog friendly
Paws up! Dog lovers who lament over d dearth of facilities available in dis country 4 K9s 2 play in or just plain socialize cn now look forward 2 d PetnYou Dog Sports Saturday sessions at Subang Jaya.
It started out as a casual Saturday gathering 4 trainers n several agility enthusiasts, having a go at d obstacles. V’ve gotten more adventurous since n r now attempting flyball runs on d side n learning some nifty tricks n moves as well. Dis may eventually lead 2 heelwork to music routines pretty soon, v figure.
Nasi lemak n teh ais sessions aside, v hd such an enjoyable time dat v thot it wld only b logical 2 open d doors 2 similar dog lovers who r seeking a suitable outlet 2 hang out at, hence d Social Saturday sessions.
Play time is from 8 – 10 am, every Saturday morning at Sri Sedaya school field, Jln SS13/4 in Subang Jaya. D location is convenient n comprise of a private school field which is spacious, clean, secure n conducive 4 dog sports n activities. Map of location cn b viewed at http://www.srisedaya.edu.my/map.htm
Playground fees RM40/ mth which goes towards sharing d cost of field n warehouse rental. Any number of dogs allowed as long as owner cn demonstrate control.
Goals n benefits
Idea is 2 provide a casual venue 4 responsible dog owners n deir dogs 2 gather at during d weekends. Also designed 2 promote dog sports n activities. PetnYou’s agility obstacles will b available 4 use during d sessions. Use of flyball equipment comes courtesy of Shirley, a true blue dog sports fan.
'Flyguys at flyball.'
V even hv a skateboard if u r in2 dat sorta thing. Tips on various dog sports covering agility, OB, flyball, frisbee, tricks n heelwork to music will b handed out on a voluntary basis n u just need 2 raise ur paws.
'Dis 1's mine, get u own ...'
Being a fenced school field, d venue is safe n spacious 4 running with ur owners. Off leash runs r possible if K9 is controllable n not aggressive. Agility n flyball runs r conducted on grass, which is more conducive n always d preferred surface. Dis is especially so 4 d jumping disciplines as prolonged training on cement or any hard surface cn b detrimental 2 d dog.
1. K9 shld b non-aggressive n controllable.
2. K9 shld b fairly reliable off leash n hv a decent recall.
3. K9 n owner shld preferably hv some knowledge of basic OB training.
4. K9 shld b under constant supervision n on leash, except whilst taking part in dog sports or activities or play sessions.
5. Puppies (fully vaccinated) r welcomed n will only have to pass d 1st criteria.
6. Only responsible dog owners need apply.
To find out more, feel free 2 leave a comment below. U cn also drop by at d field on Saturdays mornings 2 hv a chat with similar dog fans n look n see if d sessions r 2 ur liking.
There must b a fair number of dogs out there who hv gone thru some level of training n r now just looking 4 a friendly environment 2 play in n meet up with new acquaintances. D PetnYou Dog Sports & Social Saturday sessions offers such a setting.
Comments from d regulars:
Angel - BC, ‘Ideal for busybody Border Collies like me.’
Groovy - JRT (dats me), ‘Run till ur heart’s content … no cars, no speed limits!’
Pacco - Mixed, ‘Really spacious field, brakes r optional.‘
Jr - Silky, ‘Catch me if u can.’
Jojo - Mixed, ‘I prefer to laze around n bake in d sun, plenty of wide open spaces 4 dat.’
Russell - ECS, ‘Wonder ven will dey put up a pool for dock diving as well?’
Russell - JRT, ‘So many dogs, so little time … ‘