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Calling all ghoulish greyhounds, devilish dachshunds, poodle princesses and butterfly bulldogs; whatever the costume, we want to see your dressed-up canine! Bring your well-mannered, leashed friend and family to the park for a howling good time that celebrates our four-legged faithful friends. Pet exhibitors and rescue organizations will be there to help you find new tips and tools to care for your furry family members…maybe even you’re new BFF.

Saturday, October 25, from 10:00am – 1:00 pm., at Turk Park (adjacent to the dog park) on Almshouse Road. Participation is FREE and dog park membership is not required. Free goodie bags for the first 100 to check in. (Rain Date: Sunday – October 26th).

Don’t miss this this “pup”ular event!
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Saturday, May 31st from 11:00am – 2:00pm

This event is open to the public. All healthy dogs are invited to show off their best talents and doggie attributes! (Only park members may go inside the dog park.)

Examples of categories:
— Best ears
— Most freckles
— Biggest need for a bib
— Best wiggle
— Cutest grin
— Owner and pup look alike

Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic microchip clinic 11AM to 1PM
Demos and vendors

More info (and how to register) coming soon!

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Spring is here – finally!! And it’s time to spruce up the park. We’re looking for some volunteers to help. No experience needed, just a willingness to help for a few hours. Gloves, gardening tools, wheelbarrows a plus!

Friday, May 2 at 4PM

Dogs need to sit this one out. They are welcome to play before or after however.

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Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation and Hilltown Dog Club Lure Coursing have teamed up to offer Lure Coursing, a great canine activity at Turk Park III (almshouse Rd. adjacent to the dog park). Lure coursing is a fast-paced, fun chase sport. Dogs chase the lure (“bunny”), a white plastic bag that is attached to a line that is mechanized and controlled by a lure operator. The machine runs the line at a speed determined by the lure operator (and the dog). The run area will be enclosed by a temporary fence. All non-aggressive dogs, big or small, are welcome to come out.

Dates:
May17 & 18
June 21 & 22
July 19 & 20
August 16 & 17
September 20 & 21
October 18 & 19
November 15 & 16 (weather permitting)
December 20 & 21 (weather permitting)

Cost: $10 per run

Registration: Email Stephanie at starpho@yahoo.com to register your dog and reserve a spot



LURE COURSING RULES:

  • ALL DOGS MUST WARM UP PRIOR TO RUNNING. This means a nice long walk while you’re waiting for your turn.
  • Dogs MUST cool down between runs. This means we’ll make you wait for at least 20 minutes between runs (and you need to walk them right afterward).
  • Please cut your dog’s nails two days before running. Long nails can cause injuries.
  • Please clean up after your dog, if you are caught not cleaning up, you will be asked to leave.
  • Please bring plenty of water for your dogs, we don’t want any thirsty runners.
  • Hold onto your dog’s when other dogs are running. There is a lot of excitement going on.
  • Please make sure your dogs are up to date on rabies vaccines.
  • Absolutely no aggressive dogs allowed.
  • A waiver form must be signed or on file before running your dogs, I will not make you resign.
  • No prong collars inside the ring.

Here’s a quick video of Dog Park regular Willow trying to catch the “bunny”

ZSANTA PAWS 2013

Saturday, December 7th
11am – 4pm
Life of the Leash
42 E. State Street, Doylestown
267-247-5567

$10 per sitting
You will get a photo printed on the spot and a digital version will be available later on our website

Photos taken by Wellington Photography
Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome!!

Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation and Hilltown Dog Club Lure Coursing have teamed up to offer Lure Coursing, a great canine activity at Turk Park III (almshouse Rd. adjacent to the dog park). Lure coursing is a fast-paced, fun chase sport. Dogs chase the lure (“bunny”), a white plastic bag that is attached to a line that is mechanized and controlled by a lure operator. The machine runs the line at a speed determined by the lure operator (and the dog). The run area will be enclosed by a temporary fence. All non-aggressive dogs, big or small, are welcome to come out.

Date:
November 2nd from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 3rd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $10 per run

Registration: www.dogmatchshows.com

1. Select “find a match show/event”
2. Check the box next to lure coursing
3. Select Pennsylvania
4. Click “begin search”
5. Choose event date and select “click here to enter online”
6. Select your run times (remember 20 minutes apart)
7. Click “continue”
8. Click “add to cart”
9. Process payment.



LURE COURSING RULES:

  • ALL DOGS MUST WARM UP PRIOR TO RUNNING. This means a nice long walk while you’re waiting for your turn.
  • Dogs MUST cool down between runs. This means we’ll make you wait for at least 20 minutes between runs (and you need to walk them right afterward).
  • Please cut your dog’s nails two days before running. Long nails can cause injuries.
  • Please clean up after your dog, if you are caught not cleaning up, you will be asked to leave.
  • Please bring plenty of water for your dogs, we don’t want any thirsty runners.
  • Hold onto your dog’s when other dogs are running. There is a lot of excitement going on.
  • Please make sure your dogs are up to date on rabies vaccines.
  • Absolutely no aggressive dogs allowed.
  • A waiver form must be signed or on file before running your dogs, I will not make you resign.
  • No prong collars inside the ring.

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Howl-O-Ween and SportsFest Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Doylestown Dog Park (Turk Park III) Almshouse Road ● 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginning at 10AM until 1:00 pm:

• Visit our vendors and Rescue Groups: Stop by, say hello and gather up some great information.

• Fun Activities: Trick for a treat, Canine Radio Voice, Sit/Stay, Bobbing for weenies, etc.

• Microchip Clinic: Courtesy of Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic. A chipped dog is eligible for a lifetime license.

• Paw Painting Canine Craft: Courtesy of Holiday House

• Agility for trying it out – no experience necessary (presented by K9JYM)

FREE and open to any team! Yes, even if you’ve never tried anything like it before. The agility course will be simple, short, and safe for you to work thru with your dog! There will be an instructor working directly with you for support and guidance.

• Disc Doggin for trying it out – no experience necessary (presented by K9JYM & Ace Disc Dogs)

FREE and features good disc tossing, and simple games to show your pup what part they play in this exciting game. Getting started takes some understanding and making that process FUN for them.

• Lure Coursing (Hilltown Dog Club Lure Coursing) Pay per run.

Open to any dog with or without prior experience. Diane and Joe will guide you for what you need to know! Mostly get your dog interested in the moving lure….then Let ‘em GO! Fee: $5 per run

• Green Dog Weight Pull (presented by K9JYM).

Green dogs have less experience, yet know the training necessary to work safely with their handler. We
love having spectators to cheer the teams! FREE to all spectators to see what the sport is all about or to cheer on their working team buddies! Weight Pull is a sport open to any dog of any size. Competitions are based on the size to weight ratio of the dog. Did you know the top pulling dog in the country was a not a husky, but a Whippet? Her size to weight ratio was pretty impressive. This sport is geared to safety, and the dog’s natural love to pull. Pre-Registration Required – Go to: Tana@k9jym.com

10:30 AM (approximate):

Costume Contest followed immediately by the Parade of Champions which is open to any dog that has been rescued or is looking for their fur-ever home.

11:00 AM:

Disc Dog Mock Competition (presented by K9JYM & Ace Disc Dogs)

FREE for any team wanting to play, compete for awards in the following games: Toss n Fetch, Four Square, Distance Toss, and Time Trial. Great chance to practice in a great setting! No registration required -discs available for sale. Play at levels Novice/Intermediate/Advanced.

12:00 Noon:

Birthday cake! Join us as we celebrate one-year anniversary of the Doylestown Dog Park.

12:15 PM:

Agility Demonstration (presented by K9JYM)

Showing how the sport encourages speed, but the dog is always looking for their next instruction from their handler on course. It’s all about good teamwork!

12:30 -2:00 PM:

The Agility course is available for fun runs (presented by K9JYM)

Nested course for your level of experience! Open Gym in the great outdoors! Cost – $5 per team

{All times/events are subject to change without notice as deemed necessary.}

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