Ideas of what we can do, please

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by yuckaduck, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Back when I was having problems with Yukon meeting dogs on the street I posted a few flyers up for people to meet in the dog friendly park and let the dogs play together. Well this was slow to take off but now there are close to 50 people no exaduration, in this unofficial club. So they have placed me in charge of finding daily activities that we can do with our dogs to have fun with them. We have done fetch games and relay races and walks and training and swimming, and just letting the dogs play. I am out of ideas; what can we do that is fun, and for all ages, shapes, sizes breeds of dogs. We do competition type things but it is all for fun. No one cares about winning or losing, and human children are welcome so activities can include them. Any ideas would be helpful and I will use them as long as they are not hazardous to our health or the dogs. Thank you everyone, I appreciate the thoughts.
     
  2. beagle_lovergirl

    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    South Florida
    You coulsd set up some agility equipment and have a competition!
     
  3. Richie12345

    Richie12345 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Isn't that what relays are
     
  4. beagle_lovergirl

    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    South Florida
    I don't think she meant that type of relays. Relays are like tag raceing, no?
     
  5. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You could make dog treats and decorations and hold a party.
     
  6. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest


    Our relays are like blocks that hold a tennis ball and the dog runs down and bounces on the block which releases the ball and brings the ball back, as soon as the dog is back the next one goes until the team has gone first done wins. We have between 20 and 25 dogs on a team so when they have done their run they go to another line and do it again for fun.
     
  7. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Never thought of that, yeah and pot luck everyone brings something for it. Good idea I will try that.
     
  8. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    There is agility stuff set up there like the tunnel and the weave poles a very small A frame and a few little jumps. Nothing big but that could be fun too
     
  9. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Stratford Ontario Canada
    You should have a doggie halloween party where dogs and their people dress up.Its coming soon lol.
     
  10. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    The people with the little dogs want to do that but there are a few with great danes and newfie's who said they would just politely miss that day. I do not wnat anyone to feel excluded but I am thinking of doing that on Oct 31/2005.
     
  11. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Stratford Ontario Canada
    you can get costumes for big dogs.Sasha is going to be a cop lol.She has a hat,bandanna and a badge that says K9 UNIT.It is cute.You can also do a dog obedience contest,cutest dog contests,dogs that most resemble the owner contests.
     
  12. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,559
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4
    Location:
    Portland,Oregon
    How about a doggy pampering day?? Massages....grooming.
     
  13. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,559
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4
    Location:
    Portland,Oregon
    or.........doggy dress up day. :D
     
  14. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    Why not assign a few to a game committee since it's gotten so big? With so many members, wouldn't it be wonderful to get more people involved, have more ideas to work with, etc. (At least that's how I'd delegate some of the responsibility, lol! Remember the chapter in Tom Sawyer where he was whitewashing the fence?)
     
  15. Mordy

    Mordy Quigleyfied

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    3,868
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    you could do rally obedience. the signs are easy to make. :)
     
  16. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest


    Yeah well they are all to busy to think up ideas but they aure want special things to do each and every day. We cannot even go right now with Yukon because of his leg but there sure are alot of complaints and alot of I ain't coming again because it was boring. So I try to have a fun activity to do each time. Needs to occupy about an hour of time a day.
     
  17. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Thank you very much for all the great ideas, I am going to try them all and if they go well I can do them over again each month.
     

Share This Page