THOUGH THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT OUR USUAL DATE AND PLACE, IT WILL BE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ACTIVITY FOR THE DOG THAF MEETUP. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION TO BE SURE THAT YOU WANT TO ATTEND AND CHANGE YOUR RSVP ACCORDINGLY.
Awesome Aussies, leaping Labs, rambunctious Retrievers, and magnificent mixed-breeds will be taking to the skies when a special guest, Mr Eric Miller, presents an introduction to DISC DOGS (aka Frisbee)!
This event offers something for every level from those of you who have never touched a frisbee to those who are already addicted to the sport. Even if you don't have any idea how to get these things to fly through the air, Eric will teach you the basics of how this is done. In addition, he will also cover intermediate and advanced disc-throwing.
Even if your dog won't even look at a disc, Eric will discuss introducing the disc and canine motivation. Participants will learn how to teach your dogs to catch, fetch and retrieve which is necessary for distance and accuracy. He will also demonstrate the tricks and throwing methods used in the individual art of disc dog FREESTYLE.
Mr Eric Miller is the Organizer of the new and very active Meetup group called TRI-COUNTY DISC DOGS. He started in the sport of Disc Dog (aka Canine Frisbee) almost 23 years ago. Along with his four-legged athletes, he has competed and performed throughout the U.S. Eric will be demonstrating with his current disc dog, Bowie, a recently adopted 2 year old Aussie who is a beginner in the sport. The training system that Eric will teach is the same one developed by Alex Stein who, along with his dog Ashley Whippet, won the first three world Frisbee disc championships.
This event is open to members with active, non-aggressive, well-socialized dogs of all sizes, and breeds that are at least 6 months old. As a courtesy to everyone attending, all dogs must remain leashed or crated when not training. Bring a dog safe Frisbee.
Following Mr Miller's presentation, everyone is invited to stay and enjoy Off Leash Play In The Fields. The fields are fully fenced and safe for dogs to run loose and play without constantly receiving correction. There is no time limit - you and your pets are welcome to stay for as long as you like. Buckets of water for thirsty dogs will be available as well as chairs for members to make use of.
The evening prior to this event, specific directions to the location will be sent to everyone who RSVPs "Yes" to attend.
A donation will be accepted from those Dog THAF Members who choose to assist with the cost of this presentation and will be given to Mr Miller for his kind offer to contribute his time and expertise in presenting this event. Mr Miller is not charging for this event and your donations is much appreciated but completely voluntary. Everyone is welcome to attend whether or not you wish to make a donation.
All dogs should be in healthy condition at each of our Meetups. If your canine is showing any sign of illness on the day that we are scheduled to Meetup, please do not have your doggie attend! This includes vomiting, diarrhea, or listlessness. Also do not attend if your canine is not up-to-date with routine veterinary care and vaccinations. If your dog shows ANY sign of illness or has been in contact with any ill canine within the previous week, please do not bring him/her to this Meetup.
Although not a requirement for attendance, your canine should have been recently dewormed or have had a veterinarian perform a fecal analysis to prove that he/she is free of parasites. If your dog should defecate in one of the fields at Tiff's, there is no need to clean up if it happens to be a distance from the action. Droppings in the yard or driveway should be picked up. Bring plastic bags to do this and - please! - help out the rest of us with this chore! There will be trash bags near the gates to the fields for disposing of full plastic bags.
Participation in any activity with the Dog Training Hiking And Fun Meetup is at your own risk. To the fullest extent allowed by law, all participants waive any claims against, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Dog Training Hiking And Fun Meetup group, it's organizers, affiliates, employees, officers, directors and contractors from all claims of liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or dog or for damage to property arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you, your dog(s) and to any other party who may accompany you in these endeavors.