THE Department of Biology of the Ateneo de Manila University and its partner student group, the Ateneo Biological Organization – eXplore. eXperience. eXcel. (BOx), will hold another Bring Your Own Dog Day event on Oct. 10.
This will be the third BYOD Day staging inside the campus. The first one, held on Oct. 12, 2015, was part of BOx’s annual Animal Welfare Week and was designed to help members and students of the Loyola Schools to get some stress relief during midterm week in the company of dogs. The short program allowed over 200 visitors to spend time with 10 dogs in special play pens at the Science Education Complex field.
The most recent BYOD Day was held last March 14 and attracted over 300 visitors who came to see the 14 participating dogs.
The organizers ensure that all dog participants have updated vaccinations. Female dogs in estrus (heat) are not allowed to join.
BOx representatives said they plan to hold a BYOD Day four times per academic year – one every midterms and finals exam season of both semesters. The BYOD Day on Oct. 10 will be the first for Academic Year 2016-2017 and is expected to be attended by more humans and canines. The organizers would like the BYOD Day to be acknowledged by the administration as a key aspect of the school’s community wellness program and with dogs (and other animal companions) being regarded as partners in mutual healing.
IT was no ordinary Sunday at the park last weekend when dogs of various breeds and sizes occupied the Greenfield District in Pasig for hours of fun.
Exhibitors vied for dog owners' attention by showcasing their products for dogs including food and supplements, clothes and leashes, trolleys and toys, bath and grooming essentials, cages and beds, and a lot more.
Dogs participated in different games along with their owners or handlers for a chance to win special prizes from event sponsors.
Members of different dog clubs proudly brought their dogs to the event, with many of them wearing their groups' official T-shirts.
Paws in the Park 3 was organized by the Philippine Canine Sports Alliance. -- MetroPets
THE 2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup scheduled on Nov. 28 is calling on all dog owners to join this very first human and dog outdoor adventure challenge designed to promote a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Open to all dog breeds of any size that are six months old and above, the day-long event in Greenfield City Sports Field in Paseo Center, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, will mark the launch of the Team Kovu Challenge which will feature outdoor obstacles derived from real-life hurdles that the organizers have experienced with their dogs. The winner will take home the Team Kovu Crystal Cup Trophy.
There is no rigid dog training experience needed to overcome each obstacle to win the challenge. “The strength of the human and dog’s bonding, together with how well their teamwork is will be the key factors to win,” said Carl Michael De Leon of Team Kovu.
He added that the challenge is easy enough for a child with a well-bonded dog to complete and enjoy. Kids below 13 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.
Also to be held during the day are the Philippine Canine Sports Alliance (PCSA) Official Agility Trials, Beginner’s Fun Challenge, All American Bulldog Show, and a photo contest.
Part of the registration fees will go to the Island Rescue Organization, a non-profit animal welfare group based in Cebu. Its executive director, Nena Hernandez, will talk about IRO's advocacies during the event.
The 2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup is supported by EzyDog, Pet Discount, Royal Canin and Vitality.
ABOUT TEAM KOVU
TeamKovu Enterprises was legally established in March 8, 2012. In February, 2011, Carl Michael G. de Leon and his personally trained American Bulldog named Kovu passed the qualifying trial to compete in the official Philippine Mondioring trials. Team Kovu actively participates in dog sport events and engages in adventure activities such as river trekking, climbing mountains and exploring dog-friendly beaches. Team Kovu holds training classes for dogs and seminars for people on how to communicate with dogs.
For more information on the event, contact:
Carl Michael G. de Leon
+63 (915) 574-6632