At this year’s Paws in the Park a Disc Dog team are travelling from Poland to give visitors the chance to watch this extreme sport for the first time ever in the UK.
The dogs and their experienced handlers will perform a choreographed freestyle catching display, with multiple discs, working together to create an amazing looking performance for all to watch.
This popular event will include performances with flips, hyper fast multiple catches, and spectacular vaults.
“We are very pleased to be able to bring Disc Dog to the United Kingdom for the first time, and to be able to offer the opportunity for dog handlers to learn the sport,” said Jacqui Curtis, event manager at MDS Shows. Over one million dogs play flying disc in the United States alone and clubs can be found all over the world, but sadly Britain has not yet embraced the sport.
Not only are MDS shows giving people the opportunity to watch these displays, they are also offering the chance to learn the sport at a VIP training day on Friday 20 September with one-to-one tuition offered by the masters. The training day will include one-to-one agility training with David Leach (British Agility and World Champion); a master class in heelwork to music and canine freestyle with Richard Curtis; and basic fun training and gundog discipline with Dog Solutions.
There will also be a host of other top class arena events and displays, film and TV stunt dogs, a companion dog show with special classes for cross breeds and the popular K9 Aqua Zone featuring Dash ‘N’ Splash. Paws in the Park will be held at the Kent Showground, Detling on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September from 9.30am to 5pm. For more information on Paws in the Park VIP (Very Important Pooch) training day, visit www.pawsintehpark.net