SF State Campus "Rover Training Camp" Walk

MEMO from General Manager Karen Howl of the San Francisco 49ers (5-time Super Bowl Champs)
Subject: Rover Training Camp
Date: Saturday Oct 12, 2013
Time: 10am - 12noon

On behalf of Head Coach John Harbark and Defensive Coordinator Greg Roam, I'd like to welcome you, our future WR's Anquan Bones and Quinton Panting, future TE Vernon Dachshund, and future RB Frank Golden Retriever to our roster.

We huddle promptly at 10am at the Font Blvd entrance of SF State Campus. There will be a two minute warning for latecomers. (Don't make any rookie mistakes - just rush the route and roll out of your doggie bed.) Then onward to start the tour of our training camp facility. First we'll warm up on this off-leash easy walk by pounding the pavement grounds. Take in the handsome well manicured lawns (no artificial turf here - this is true football stomping grounds) and various sizes of gardens with tended and well-cared for herbs, perennials and annuals. Enjoy the gardens grounds with the trees and benches while you can. There are lots of trees located in the center of the campus. We can linger here while the rovers sniff out the lawns and trees looking for new scents and trying to find a whiff of any squirrels that may be "quarter-back-sneaking" nearby.

Next we'll hit the track for the moderate portion of the walk where the K9's will carry out drills such as 40-yd dash, 20-yd sniff, high jump, 3 bone drill and long jump. Additionally we'll work on agility, paw & eye coordination, obstacles, dog-to-dog-coverage and sprinting. Further training assignments will require the assistance of our star QB Colin Kaeperlick where he will show off perfect spiral bombs for the pooches to catch & retrieve and practice fair catch-ing.

Remember to stay in bounds and between the lines on the track. And most important, get used to running and catching in the end zone for touchdowns. We need to work hard every day to keep our eye on the prize: We're going for the Vince Labradori Trophy for the Super Bowl Champs. Make us proud Team 49ers!

Warning: I will NOT tolerate unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct or any cheap shots. You will be given excessive timeouts.

In non-football lingo, I'm keeping the group small so our fetchers can roam off-leash freely. This is an easy walk with a great chance to see for yourself that SF State is a really nice campus. I always love to see what's in bloom. We can keep this walk easy with the option of hitting the track to kick it up a notch into moderate by climbing up and down the bleacher stairs as one option for both humans and K9's. Restrooms and water faucets are located by the track. Parking available along Font Blvd & surrounding streets. Remember water & snacks as needed for yourself and your pup and cleanup bags. Any questions leave a comment or email Karen H.

This post is dedicated to J, A and J who are avid die-hard football fans - for sharing your love of football with me.

**Under Photos tab: click on SF State Campus "Rover Training Camp" Walk for pics of meeting spot (or click http://www.meetup.com/Doggy-Days/photos/17508702/) and click on Teaser Pics for SF State Campus "Rover Training Camp" Walk to see pics of campus (or click http://www.meetup.com/Doggy-Days/photos/17509062/).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the nice walk on the campus. It was great to meet everyone!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Candy

    Hi,
    My mom-in-law came over last night with her dog. Ok for them to join?

    October 12, 2013

    • Karen H

      It was nice meeting & chatting w/ your mom-in-law & her bff Gobi.

      October 13, 2013

  • Candy

    Beautiful campus! Great to meet you all :)

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry just got home and found out that I have a last minute job that I need to do in gilroy I guess this might count as a no show

    October 11, 2013

    • Karen H

      No worries, you let us know ahead of time. We'll see you next time.

      October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the parking like on the campus on Saturdays?

    October 8, 2013

    • Karen H

      There's no classes (that I'm aware of) on Saturdays so you should be able to find street parking.

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel. Had to schedule an appointment that morning.

    September 30, 2013

    • Karen H

      No Worries. We hope to see you on a future walk/hike.

      October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will do a usual again

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too would appreciate clarification on whether we are talking doggie agility here or taking our dogs on a tour of a football field. Also no mention of whether there is cost involved or not if indeed this is an opportunity for doggie agility (not easy to find in an outdoor space in SF)

    September 20, 2013

    • Karen H

      Hi Nina, so sorry for any confusion. This is just a fun post and ode to football season and it's not in any way a doggy training camp. This is just a leisure walk through SF State campus. Thx.

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Little confused by this. Will we visit an actual Dog training camp? I couldn't find it on google . . . I'm interested in sending my dog to boot camp . . . . otherwise SF State is too fr to go for a dog walk . . .

    September 20, 2013

    • Karen H

      Hi Beverly, so sorry for any confusion. This is just a fun post and ode to football season and it's not in any way a doggy training camp. This is just a leisure walk through SF State campus. Thx.

      September 20, 2013

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