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Dog Terra Fun this weekend!

The 8th annual Dog Terra event will be happening this Sunday, March 6th, 2011, at the Gold Run Nordic Center from 9:15 am to 1 pm.

Fun for every one is to be had:
Snowshoeing with your dog.
Skijor workshops for beginner and experienced skijorers taught by yours truly here at Skijor-n-More.
Fun skijor race for all abilities.

Agility: This is an open event on a very beginner level safe course. Even if you have never tried agility and have wanted to, this is a great chance to do so. If you are experienced, what a fun way to show everyone you and your dog’s talents!
Flyball: Ever wonder what is flyball and want a chance to learn and try? Terena Thomas of Canine Country School will be our guest instructor for this fun event.
Chuck It throw and catch fun competition.
Free Coffee from Abbeys Coffee in Frisco, plus free donuts and dog treats too!
All proceeds from the event go to Summit County LAPS (League of Animals and People of Summit) which is a non profit organization to raise money to help with veterinary costs for those in need.

Schedule:
9:15 am registration opens
10 am festivities begin (concurrently: skijor, snowshoe, flyball, agility, chuck it)
10:15 am beginning skijor session
11:am experienced skijor session
11:45 am fun skijor race.

Hope you can come and join the fun!

The late great Neewa enjoying past Dog Terra's

Event to raise awareness about dog bite prevention

Event to raise funds for dog bite awareness.

The Perk family, formerly of Breckenridge, lost their two year old son in a tragic accident when the family dog delivered a fatal bite to his neck. From this tragic experience, they have dedicated their lives and their foundation, the Liam J Perk Foundation, to raise awareness about dog bite prevention.

Each year, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. Most of these are children and most of the bites are from the family pet. These bites rarely occur “out of the blue”. In the majority of cases, dogs have been telling their people that they are uncomfortable and anxious. Their bite is truly their last resort of defense if none of their body language has been heeded by the humans around them. The problem is that for humans, dog body language may seem subtle and hard to read.

The Liam J. Perk foundation seeks to educate dog owners and parents about how to read dog body language in order to know when a dog is feeling anxious, trapped and uncomfortable in a given situation, especially around children, so that adults can intervene before it is too late. The foundation also provides education to children about how to approach and interact with dogs safely.

On Sunday, February 27 the Perk family will return to Breckenridge to lead a fundraiser hosted by the Breckenridge Nordic Center. The “Huff and Puff to the Halleluja Hut” is a fun “race” to raise funds which will be spent in Summit County for education about dog bite prevention.

What: HUFF AND PUFF TO THE HALLELUJAH HUT

When: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
RACE STARTS: 10AM
Where: BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

Details:

$30 REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCH AND T-SHIRT

RACE OPTIONS
HUFF 2 MILE COURSE
HUFF 3.5 MILE COURSE

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO EDUCATE SUMMIT COUNTY’S YOUTH AND ADULTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOG BITE AWARENESS

The Perk family lost their 2 year old son, Liam who was fatally bitten by their family dog. Our ultimate goal is to bring awareness and education to communities throughout America and beyond. Helping parents and dog owners create safe and healthy environment for their children living with canines.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIAM J. PERK FOUNDATION GO TO:

www.liamjperkfoundation.org

We will be posting a couple more blogs this week about the importance of understanding dog language and bite prevention.