It looks like the Multnomah County Fair has gone to the dogs this year! Just in time for this beautiful weather, the fair will be hosting a Dog Expo over Memorial Day weekend at Oaks Amusement Park. Dogs and their owners are welcome to meet each other in the park and sample many pet-friendly vendors that can only be found in Portland.
One of the highlights of the fair will be FlyBall. This fast-paced Fido sport is taking the country by storm and is so exciting to watch! Flyball combines both speed and agility in a relay format. According to the North American Flyball Association, at www.flyball.org, Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can’t cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
FlyBall demos will be taking place all weekend; it’s a can’t miss event! There will also be agility trials and dock diving.
This is a great time to bring your pup out for some quality excercise and socialization. For more information, check out FidosCityGuide.com. You can also pick up a schedule of weekend events at the City Guide booth.
See you there!
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