By Jill Russell
The Seattle Kennel Club is hosting its SKC All Breed Show this weekend at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. The show will also feature obedience, rally, and agility trials.
The show offers dog-lovers opportunities to learn more about specific breeds and resources for adopting. Visitors can also go behind the scenes and watch the K-9 contestants get prepped for the ring. Other attractions include:
Reading With Rover: Becky Bishop, Executive Director of Reading with Rover and lead dog trainer for Puppy Manners will explain and demonstrate the Reading With Rover D.R.E.A.M. Dog Therapy test. All things pet therapy will be discussed such as the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog. Also the protocol for Reading with Rover and the needs for good community service dogs.
Freestyle canine disc demonstrations: Washington Owners of Flying Disc Dogs is dedicated to having fun with friends and our dogs through the sport of canine disc by organizing performances and competitions through private and community events.
Seattle Police K-9 Unit demonstration: For the past 40 years, highly trained Seattle Police canines have been patrolling the streets of Seattle on a nightly basis.
Emerald city K-9 freestyle dancers: Musical freestyle Canine Dancing is a relatively new sport that combines dog obedience and dance in a way that is totally unique and exciting. It blends dog obedience and dance presenting a visually exciting display of handler and canine teamwork. The handler and dog perform dance-oriented footwork in time to the music.
K9 nose work demonstration team: See a demonstration of the newest and fastest growing dog sport for the very first time at the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show. This exciting and inclusive detection-style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, size, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities.
Treibball demonstration (Saturday): In treibball (pronounced “try ball”), dogs “herd” exercise balls through a course. Although treibball is based on the concept of sheep herding, it’s a low-impact activity for all breeds, all sizes and all ages – not just herding dogs.
Kids and Canines (Sunday): Join Family dog Training Center’s Senior Instructor, Christine Fitzpatrick and her 5-year-old son, Spencer, for a discussion and demonstration involving kids and canines. Christine will talk about the best age to bring a new puppy into households with kids, and ways to make sure the first few weeks with the new dog in the house go smoothly.
Tickets are available at the show. More information can be found on the Seattle Kennel Club website.
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