Canine Olympics

Schedule

     

Catch Olympic Fever with your canine pal and compete for great prizes and bragging rights in a series of skill testing challenges hosted by Quinte Canine. These fun events will put both you and your dog through your paces while keep the audience howling!

                         

 

Wag Count  - $2.00 per entry

Handlers are given 30 seconds to gain as many possible tail wags from their dog.   Tail wag is considered for each full completion of a wag (returning to original position).  The dog with the most tail wags at the end of the 30 seconds will be deemed the winner.  In the event of a tie the teams with the tied number of wags will then be given an additional 30 seconds to break the tie. 

For dog with no obvious tail (unable to see complete tail movement), rear end (bum) wiggles can be counted as wags.  

 

Recall Race  - $2.00 per entry

A start and a finish line will be marked within the race area; the two lines will be approximately 40 feet apart.  Handlers will have the option to place their dog into a stay position at the start line or may use a secondary handler to hold their dog in place.  The handler will then proceed to the finish line and have up to 10 seconds, once she/he has crossed the finish line to call their dog.  The timer will begin the moment the dog crosses the start line and the timer will finish the moment the dog crosses the finish line.  In the even a dog is released prematurely or leaves his/her stay position that dog will have been considered to have started the race the moment he/she crosses the finish line. 

The dog with the fastest time, start line to finish line, will be deemed the winner.  In the event of a tie the teams with the tied time will then be raced again to break the tie. 

 

Obstacle Course - $2.00 per entry

A start and a finish line will be marked within the race area.  A variety of obstacles will be placed within the racing area.  Handlers and dogs must complete each obstacle within the designated area.  The order in which the teams choose to complete the obstacles is the decision of the handler.  All obstacles must be completed and the team must cross the finish line before the timer will stop.  The timer will begin the moment the dog crosses the start line and the timer will finish the moment the dog crosses the finish line.  The team with the fastest time will be considered the winner.  All teams are given a maximum of 2 minutes to complete the race. 

The dog with the fastest time, start line to finish line, will be deemed the winner.  In the event of a tie the teams with the tied time will then be raced again to break the tie.  Obstacles can include a bar jump, tunnel, crawl, cavaletti, etc. (Jump heights will be set according to the dog height – for dogs with different abilities or senior dogs, consideration will be given for jump heights)

 

Drop in the Bucket - $5.00 per entry

Teams will consist of 2 handlers and 2 dogs.  Each team will have 2 minutes to relay as much water from their start bucket to fill bucket.  Each team will be given one scoop to carry water.  Teams will place the handle of their leash onto the arm (left or right) holding the scoop and must keep the leash on their arm throughout the race without touching it with their hand. 

Once the timer begins one of the two team members will begin by taking a scoop of water in their scoop from the start bucket to the fill bucket.  Once they have deposited the water into the fill bucket the team will race back to the start line and hand off the scoop to the second team who will repeat the process. 

When the two-minute time allowed is up, the amounts of water in the fill bucket will be measured.  The team with the most amount of water in the fill bucket will be declared the winning team.  If at the end of two-minutes a team is still transporting a scoop of water, that scoop will not be counted. 

 

Limbo - $5.00 per entry

Before beginning the limbo attempt, all dogs will be measured against a measuring wall to determine which category that dog will enter.   Each dog will be placed into a height category based on the height of the dog at the withers (shoulders).  Categories include 8” and less, 8”-13”, 13”-18”, 18”-23”, 23” and over.  Each of the 5 height categories will have a winner!

Once measured, the dog and handler will proceed to the limbo (dog bar jump).  The handler will then encourage their dog to crawl under the bar without touching it.  After each successful crawl under, the bar will be lowered and the team will repeat the process.  The dog will be judged by the Limbo Coordinator who will determine if the dog touched the bar or not.  Our best efforts will be made to ensure the limbo is accurate. 

In the event of a tie between dogs of the same height category, the teams will have the opportunity to continue attempts to crawl under at lowering heights until one final dog remains. 

 

Retrieval Lottery - $5.00 per entry

Handlers will be placed behind a start line with their dog.  The handler will then choose a ball from a bucket which he/she will not be able to see inside.  Each ball will be worth a certain number of points based on the colour of the ball.  The handler will then throw the ball to the other side of the fetch area past a throw line, the timer will begin the moment the first all is thrown by the handler.  The dog then retrieves the ball and must bring it back past the start line for the handler to gain the corresponding number of points.  The handler may throw a second ball for their dog, even if the currently thrown ball has not been brought back past the start line but only two balls may be in play at a time. 

Only the balls that have been brought back past the start line will count toward the handler’s overall points value.  At the end of the 2-minute timer the balls that have been brought back past the start line will be tallied up to create the teams final score.  The team with the highest overall point value will be deemed the winner!  In the event of a tie, the top teams will complete the activity again to deem a winner based on the rerun score. 

 

Spoon Walk - $5.00 per entry

A start and a finish line will be marked within the race area.  Teams will place the handle of their leash onto the arm (left or right) holding the spoon containing the dog cookie and must keep the leash on their arm throughout the race without touching it with their hand. 

The team will then proceed through a designated course with their dog (course will be lined with tape) without dropping the dog treat.  The team that successfully crosses the finish line in the least amount of time (with their dog treat still on the spoon) wins!  If the handler drops the dog treat they will be considered disqualified. 

 

Don’t Distract My Dog - $5.00 per entry

Each team of dog handler will proceed into the stay area and securely tether their dogs leash to a ‘tie point’.  The handlers may then place their dogs into a sit stay or down stay with the dog leash remaining loose. 

When the game begins, handlers have the choice of remaining with their dog or moving away to ‘distract’ another dog (6-8 teams will play at a time).  Handlers can use their voice or fun movements to distract other dogs from their stay position.  At no time will a competitor enter within 6 feet of another person’s dog, or act in a way that would be deemed intimidating toward another dog.  If a person is deemed to be frightening or show intimidating behaviour toward a dog during competition that handler and dog team will be immediately removed. 

Teams are eliminated when the dog breaks its Stay position.  Once a dog breaks the stay position the handler of that dog should immediately return to the dog and wait quietly until the game is finished.  The last team to remain in the set position will be deemed the winner of that round.  Once all teams have completed the game, the winners from the previous rounds will play against each other to determine a final winner. 

 

General Rules:

  • We maintain the right to limit entries due to time restrictions. 
  • If time allows, teams will be allowed to re-enter games to make improvements as they see fit, the set fee for the game will apply
  • All dogs must be healthy and current on vaccinations at the time of the event
  • A dog 8 years of age or older may have their jump heights lowered
  • Interaction between handlers and dogs during the games is encouraged. Handlers may talk to their dogs and encourage them with verbal praise.  Rewards (including food and toys) may be used only during the Recall Race and Limbo games.  Handlers should ensure they do not drop any food onto the game area at anytime during the game.  Rewards are not to be taken into the other game areas. 
  • A dog that displays unruly behaviour such as growling, aggression, or lunging at people or other dogs at any time will be immediately disqualified from the games. 
  • Any handler who shouts, is deemed to be intimidating, physically corrects or mishandles a dog will be immediately disqualified from the games.
  • All handlers may use a 5-6 foot nylon, cloth or leather leash and well fitted slip, buckle or martingale collar made of fabric or leather.  Not chain leashes, retractable leashes, choke collars, etc will be allowed in the games area. 
  • We encourage and welcome handlers and dogs with disabilities to participate in the Canine Olympics.  Persons needing accommodations to any game are encouraged to speak to the event coordinator so that all possible accommodations can be made.  

 

Disclaimer

We maintain the right to limit entries due to time restrictions.  Additional details and rules will apply to maintain a safe and fair day for everyone to enjoy.