On 3 June 2006 we held our very first DogBasics Day in a meadow in St. Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire. The sun was shining, the dogs were energetic and everyone seemed to have a good time.
We played games like Ball Bobbing where the dog has to retrieve a ball from a bucket of water, Snaffle the Sausage where the dog has to eat a row of sausages on their way to their owners (harder than you think!), Best Trick, Best Child and Junior Handler, Count the Burns pebbles and Battle of Basics.
The Battle of Basics is a test of all the basic exercises that the dog owners should have learned from their DogBasics training - sit stay for a minute, down stay for a minute, walking on a slack lead amongst distraction, search out a hidden item and a trick (their own choice).
We also had Helen from ActivateYourDog.com bring a lot of fun toys and yummy treats for sale from her specially adapted shop-mobile.
more pics from DogBasics Day 3 June 2006