Events this year will include Agility, Racing and other events to be announced. There is no cost to enter. All events are "for fun" and education only. Any dog, rat terrier or otherwise, may enter. Our goal is to include something every dog can enjoy, regardless of age, skill or experience. More details on each event below.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each event. The first place winners will receive a ribbon and a prize. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive ribbons. Winning points will also be earned for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each event. The dog earning the most points for the day will be named the Best In Show and receive the TOP DOG award ribbon and a prize.
Saturday Event Schedule - Events
will be held in the order as follows, however actual starting
times will depend on the number of participants and how long it
takes to complete each event.
Morning Schedule: Registration
and last-minute event sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Events begin at 9:30 am.
Lunch Break, noon-1 p.m. New Rattitude will have lunch available for purchase. We hope you'll plan to support this fundraiser for their group.
Afternoon Schedule: Group photo at 1 p.m., followed by afternoon events and Best In Show
award presentation. Presentation of raffle proceeds to New Rattitude
Agility: Open to all (small to medium sized) dogs. Equipment includes weave poles, tire jump, hurdles, tunnels and more. Dogs can be handled on leash or off, though an off-leash performance will have the competitive edge. Each dog will be timed, but scoring will be primarily based on skill and completion of each obstacle. In the event of a tie, the dog with the best time wins. All dogs will compete for the same prizes and points, however there will be separate course with lower jumps for the smaller dogs. The course and equipment will be open for practice on Friday afternoon and during lunch prior to the competition on Saturday.
Racing: Open to all. Dogs will be raced in groups of 4 in successive elimination heats until the top 3 runners are determined. Two handlers will be required for each dog...one to hold and release the dog at the starting line (in lieu of starting boxes) and another to call (and catch) the dog at the finish line. This event is lots of fun and requires no training, other than recall.
Activities Throughout the Day:
Drawings for the New Rattitude Raffle
will take place between events and during the lunch break. There will be lots of great prizes and we know everyone will want to participate and support this great organization.
Vendors will be set up both Friday and Saturday.