Five Flags Dog Training Club (FFDTC)
The Five Flags Dog Training Club supports the Festival every year with exciting and amazing canine demonstrations presented by club members and their fur kids. At the Agility exhibition area you can watch nimble pooches demonstrate their agile nature and versatility by following cues from their handlers through an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles. Next enjoy high steppin' canines and their human dance partners as the Country Canine Square Dancers strut their stuff to toe-tappin’ country tunes. And don’t miss Five Flags’ latest group of human/canine entertainers as the “Bark-ettes of Bayview” tip their Top Hats to everybody’s favorite show tune, “New York, New York”.Members of the club will also be on hand Saturday to meet and greet all the visiting canines and their humans. People bringing their pooches to the Festival should check in at the Five Flags table, located in the Agility area, to pick up a tag for their furry friend to wear to show that they have “checked in”.
Also, present for the children, a booth with therapy dogs and READ (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) and "People and their Pets Photography".
Saturday demonstrations start at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Panhandle Supersonics is a local flyball team that competes all over the Southeast in tournaments throughout the year. While they enjoy every aspect of the sport, their primary goal is to have a good time with their teammates - human and canine - and to play safely and smartly.
Flyball is a very fast paced relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over a series of four jumps, trigger the box, grab the tennis ball, and then return over the jumps, crossing the start/finish line as the next dog continues the relay. The team with the fastest time with no errors is the winner. Currently, the World Record is 14.864 seconds, each dog averaging less than 3.716 seconds to run over 120 feet!.
Flyball demonstrations follow the Five Flags demos at approximately 11:35 a.m.; 1:35 p.m.; 2: 35 p.m. and 3:35 p.m.
Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association (PDFA)
The Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association, a licensed member of the American Kennel Club, attends the Festival each year to introduce our visitors to the world of pure-bred dogs. Throughout the day the public can meet and learn about a variety of dogs and even experience a “Best in Show” demonstration. Visit the Canine Arena at Noon on Saturday and see how that “Best in Show” dog is selected and rewarded.
“Best in Show” demonstration - 12:00 p.m.
Other Local Dog Organizations
Also greeting visitors to the Canine Arena this year will be members of several local animal rescue groups.
Contact: Connie Fleming
Visit the Canine Athlete’s Photo Gallery
last update: January 28, 2013