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WOLVEY WOOFERS DOGLYMPICS 2012

The last training evening before the 3 week break over the August Bank Holiday period was given over to the DOGLYMPICS - a themed evening incorporating canine versions of Dressage, Show Jumping, Hurdles, a Relay, the Beam and the Shot Put.

DRESSAGE required competitors to complete a number of mandatory exercises (right turn, left turn, about turn, left about turn and double about turn), plus an optional 'bonus' exercise of the competitors choice, if they wished.

SHOW JUMPING required competitors to tackle 4 jumps in a square against the clock, with points lost for a refusal or knocking over a jump.

HURDLES consisted of two circuits of a set of Calvaletti poles, once again against the clock.

RELAY - The competitors were divided into two teams. Each team had to perform in turn, against the clock, a recall with a sit to finish. Each dog was not permitted to start until the previous dog had sat.

BEAM - a narrow taped area on the floor, within which each dog had to perform a sit, a down and a stand, plus, if the handler wished, an optional 'bonus trick', all without the dogs' paws straying outside the confines of the 'Beam'.

SHOT PUT - NOT as one owner wondered, seeing how far you could throw your dog!! Each dog had instead, to remain in a sit, while the owner threw 3 bean bags into a circle, with each concentric ring scoring higher.




The BEGINNERS' CLASS did not need to tackle the Hurdles or the Shot Put.

MEDAL WINNERS
GOLD - Katie and LOLA
SILVER - Gary and EVIE
BRONZE - Margaret and SUMMER-LEE



The INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED CLASS did not need to tackle the Relay.

MEDAL WINNERS
GOLD - Sarah and WARWICK
SILVER - Brian and IZZY & Tash and MILO
BRONZE - Val and PEPPER



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR MEDAL WINNERS