The PAWS ASPIN CLUB, in cooperation with Venice Piazza, will be mounting its first charity event for the year, READY-SET-DASH, on April 29 (Sun) at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill to raise funds for the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC).
Run, Hop, Dig & Leap in the fun canine obstacle course!
No agility training necessary!
All canine participants must be well-socialized and female dogs must not be in heat. Please bring your dog's updated vaccination records as this will be checked upon registration.
Special guest is PAWS spokesperson Heart Evangelista who will unveil PAWS' new aspin campaign during the event.
Entrance is FREE to all PAWS Aspin Club members while a P300 fee will be charged to non-members which is inclusive of a free shirt and freebies.
For inquiries, pls call 4751688
READY-SET-DASH is made possible through the generous support of Alpo & BetterDog Canine Behavior Center. Special thanks as well to Frontline Plus, McDonald's & the Philippine Star Pet Life Section.
SEE YOU THERE, ASPINS!
For more information about this event, and how to commute/get to the event location, please see http://www.facebook.com/events/287336598014689/
READY, SET, DASH! - a PAWS Aspin Club event featuring a Challenge Course for dogs and their owners to be held on April 29 (Sun) at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill. Race begins at 3:30pm.
- Dog must be a native or mixed-breed
- Dog must be member of the PAWS Aspin Club. Non-members can apply for membership on the day of the event.
- Owners must present their dog’s updated vaccination record to be checked upon registration
- Dog must be well-socialized and friendly to both humans and other dogs
- Female dogs must NOT be in heat
- Owners must fill up waiver to be given upon registration
- to complete all 10 challenges in the shortest time possible.
- to encourage healthy bonding time between dogs and their humans
- and most of all, to have FUN!
PAWS Aspin Club members can join the race for FREE. Non-members must fill up application form and pay the P300 membership fee. Registration starts at 2pm.
All participants will get an official PAWS Aspin Club Shirt, PAWS Aspin Club dog bandana and other freebies.
Upon registration, each challenger will be given a TIME CARD and a CHALLENGE NUMBER.
When the race begins and the instruction to “DASH” is given by the host, the dog-and-human tandem must run to their first challenge as indicated by the Challenge Number they drew.
After the tandem completes its first challenge, they may proceed to the remaining challenges in any order.
Before starting each challenge, each tandem must give their Time Card to the Marshall who will be the one to mark their completion time for each challenge.
After finishing each challenge, the tandem must have their Time Card stamped before proceeding to the next challenge.
Once all challenges have been done, the tandem must race to the finish line.
THE 10 CHALLEGES :
1. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
The objective is for the dog to cross the bridge in the shortest time possible. Dog will have 2 minutes to complete this challenge. If the dog fails to cross all the way to the end or does not want to cross at all, the tandem will get a penalty of 1 minute receiving a completion time of 3:00
2. HOT DIG-GITY DOG
The dog will be given 2 minutes to look for any of the 5 bones hidden under the sand. If the dog fails to find a bone when the time is up the tandem will get a penalty of 1 minute receiving a completion time of 3:00
The dog must enter and exit a tunnel. The dog will have 2 minutes to complete this challenge. If the dog fails to come out at the end of the tunnel when the time is up or does not want to enter the tunnel at all, the owner may choose to complete the challenge by going through the tunnel to only get a 1 minute penalty receiving a completion time of 3:00. If the owner does not want to enter the tunnel, the tandem will get a penalty of 2 minutes receiving a completion time of 4:00
4. THE EGGS FACTOR
10 plastic eggs will be scattered on the floor. The objective is for the owner & dog to locate the egg with a hidden treat inside using only the dog’s sense of smell. The dog will be given a maximum of 30 seconds to sniff out the treat. On or before the end of the 30 seconds, the owner must tell the Marshall which egg he or she thinks contain the hidden treat. The owner can only guess ONCE. If the owner’s guesses incorrectly, the tandem will get a penalty of 1 minute receiving a completion time of 2:00
5. CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN
The dog must climb up and down a slope. The dog will have 2 minutes to complete this challenge. If the dog fails to cross all the way to the end or does not want to cross at all, the owner may choose to complete the challenge by climbing the inclined slope to only get a 1 minute penalty receiving a completion time of 3:00. If the owner does not want to climb the slope, the tandem will get a penalty of 2 minutes receiving a completion time of 4:00
6. SHOOT THE BALL
The owner must instruct the dog to sit inside the safe zone while the owner attempts to score a point by shooting a basketball in the basket. The owner will be given 3 tries and must complete the challenge within 2 minutes.
The owner can either shoot from the safe zone or leave the safe zone, walk all the way to the basket and dunk the ball in the basket. What is important is that the dog must be seated at all time while the owner attempts to sink a basket.
If the tandem fails to sink any balls, they will get a penalty of 1 minute receiving a completion time of 3:00
7. TEMPTATION ALLEY
The owner must navigate his or her dog through an alley filled with toys and treats within a time period of 2 minutes.
To complete the task, the owner must command the dog NOT to touch any object or eat any treat. if the dog touches or eats any of the items scattered around the area, they will get a penalty of 1 minute receiving a completion time of 3:00
8. THROUGH THE FIRE
The dog must jump through a hoop. The dog will have 2 minutes to complete this challenge. If the dog fails to jump through the hoop when the time is up, the owner may choose to complete the challenge by going through the hoop to only get a 1 minute penalty receiving a completion time of 3:00. If the owner does not want to go through the hoop, the tandem will get a penalty of 2 minutes receiving a completion time of 4:00
3 owner-dog tandems will be playing per round. Each tandem will be assigned a mat and the dog must begin in a standing position. Objective is to be the first dog to sit down upon command.
When the Marshall says GO, the owners must command their dog to sit down. There will be a time limit of 2 minutes.
The 2 losing tandems will get a penalty of 1 minute each receiving a completion time of 3:00. If none of the dogs sit after time is up, all 3 tandems will get a penalty of 1 minute with each tandem receiving a completion time of 3:00
10. I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN
The dog must pass through an arch with dripping water. The dog will have 2 minutes to complete this challenge. If the dog fails to pass through the arch when the time is up, the owner may choose to complete the challenge by going through the arch to only get a 1 minute penalty receiving a completion time of 3:00. If the owner does not want to go through the arch, the tandem will get a penalty of 2 minutes receiving a completion time of 4:00
FINISHING THE RACE:
After completing all 10 challenges and getting all the boxes in the TIME CARD stamped, the tandem must then dash to the Finish Line where their Time Card will be collected and their Finish Time will be officially clocked.
As incentive for early finishers, tandems that take a later time to complete the Challenge Course will receive a penalty based on their official Finish Time:
Within 30:00 minutes No Penalty
30:01 to 45:00 minutes + 1 minute
45:01 to 60:00 minutes + 2 minutes
60:01 to 75:00 minutes + 3 minutes
75:01 to 90:00 minutes + 4 minutes
90:01 to 105:00 minutes + 5 minutes
105:01 to 120:00 minutes + 6 minutes
120:01 to 135:00 minutes + 7 minutes
135:01 to 150:00 minutes + 8 minutes
To compute each pair’s OVERALL COMPLETION TIME for the race, their completion times for the 10 challenges will be totaled, plus any late-finish penalty.
The TOP 3 tandems will received a trophy and exciting prizes from BetterDog, Alpo and Frontline Plus.
- Rest your dog on the morning of the event
- Although the event area will be shaded by a giant tent and PAWS will be installing coolers and misters around the event area, please always keep your dog hydrated. A water station will be provided but everyone is encouraged to bring your own water and bowls as well.
- Pls come early to register for the race to avoid rushing as the race time approches. After registration, you can stroll around the Venice Piazza with your dog.
- Be a responsible dog owner and pick-up after your pet. Pls bring plastic bags and newspaper to clean up after your pet does his or her business.
- Please come in comfortable sports attire. All participants must wear the PAWS Aspin Club shirt that will be provided.