|Me as Master of Ceremonies|
The objective of this first event was to get people who had never trialed a dog, those from our puppy elementary, puppy kindergarten, Home Companion and sub-Novice classes to try out obedience and rally. We offered Beginner Novice and Novice Obedience and Beginner Rally run-throughs. Where is the fun, you ask? We started out with a few rounds of musical chairs!
My version of musical chairs for people and dogs goes something like this: Arrange chairs in a circle facing out with lots of space in between. In front of each chair place a hula-hoop. When the music plays, dogs and handlers walk the big circle around the outside hula-hoop circle. When the music stops, handlers get their dogs into a hula-hoop and they must sit-stay while the person sits in the chair.
|Musical Chairs and Hoops|
What does your club do to encourage newbies to try out dog sports?