Doglympic Doggies Go for Gold

My name is Savannah, and as I am snuggled deeply under my favorite blanket my legs suddenly twitch and run with excitement as I dream of entering into my very first Doglympics’ Chihuahua Race!  I feel the glory of gold as I race towards the finish line. Being quite the runner and pawfect athelete, I train with my parents every day (well as long as it’s not too cold, too snowy, too rainy, windy, or the roads are not wet). What my pet parents don’t realize  is that I want to enter the Doglympics next year. I am currently working on my sponsorship.

I just wanted to let my furry friends know that the Second Annual Doglympics USA, is taking place in Orlando, Florida, on February 20-21, 2010. Events such as musical chairs, the doggy dash, and recall relay start this weekend off. The First Annual Doglympics USA canine competition took place last year in Orlando, Florida. Over 200 teams from across the U.S. and Canada competed in a variety of dog sports. The fabulous turnout was enough encouragement for founder Teena Patel to know that Doglympics USA would become an annual event.

Want to know the best part? It’s that any breed can compete! Doglympics’ Teena Patel, who is also the  “Dean of Dogs” at University of Doglando, invites every type of canine competitor from “the tiny Chihuahua to the mighty Great Dane, professional to the aloof”, to compete in the games.

From this picture you can see the excitement during the highly competitive Musical Chairs event! If you plan on entering this event I have included some training tips at the end of my blog entry.

Sniffing out more details from the Doglympics coaches,  I found that stated on the Doglympics web site,” professional, competitive dog sports, as well as non-professional dog events, are just some the activities you’ll find at Doglympics USA. Lure course racing, with both individual and group participants, always captivates the crowds. The Flying Disk competitions are a popular event. Last February 79 teams vied for gold, silver, and bronze and were cheered by a constant audience in the stands.”

I hear that the Potato sack races, Herding challenges, and Breed Races were all fan favorites last year. Stay tuned to find out what this year brings! I will surely be tracking my future competition during the Chihuahua Races which are to be held on Saturday. I have also come across some training tips from the Dog Star Daily that I will share. “To gain a competitive edge in Musical Chairs, heel your dog on your right-hand side to keep him as far away from the rectangle when walking counter-clockwise, then he will be less likely to cause a Line Fault when you hustle towards the chairs when the music stops. Whereas, if your dog heels on your left, he will likely sit very close to the Fault Line of the rectangle.”

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