Dog Pictures – Action shots from Purina’s Incredible Dog Challenge
The Incredible Dog Challenge exists to showcase everyday dogs competing in Olympic style competitions that they love. They are not only entertaining to watch but they highlight the special bond people have with their dogs.
Purina supports the Incredible Dog Challenge because it demonstrates our commitment to any dog, given proper nutrition and training, has the potential to be incredible! The IDC program is built around and supports family entertainment as competitors have come from all demographics and has stretched beyond geographic and language borders, with the common denominator being the love, affection and bond people have with their dogs.
Last week I had the incredible opportunity to visit Purina Towers and Purina Farms on a trip for pet bloggers sponsored by Nestle Purina. The first few days of our visit we got to speak with people from all different departments within the company to learn about the Purina culture, their commitment to dogs and cats, as well as their focus on nutrition. It was an eye opening few days topped off with a day at Purina Farms to watch the Incredible Dog Competition. Let me just say these are some truly incredible dogs who can perform feats that honestly defy gravity.
I was able to take dog pictures of Dogs jumping off a dock and leaping 30+ feet across a pool. Dog pictures of Weave pole wonders who take on 60 weave poles in a row. Little terriers who were so focused on their goal of winning the terrier races that they have to wear itty bitty muzzles so they don’t hurt each other getting to the prize. There were agility dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes including one that I got to fly home on the plane with a 9 year old medical alert dog named True. We didn’t actually get to see the agility dogs perform because we were attending the Purina Pet Project Event and got over to the Incredible Dog Challenge a little late. There was also some high flying freestyle Frisbee going on that I hope to have pictures of to share with all of you very soon.
This is the first time that I have ever gotten to see some of these dog sports live and it was seriously amazing. If you every have the chance to go out and see any of these events for yourself I 100% think you should go out. While these dogs are all in peak condition and the top of their field to have been competing at the Incredible Dog Challenge not all dogs need to be an Adonis of dog sports to enjoy a day out participating in any of these events. Does your dog like to take running leaps into the pool to get their tennis ball – Dock dog in the making? Maybe they like to use your house as their own obstacle course – Agility Queen? Frisbee catching maniac – Free Style Frisbee stud? Have a dog so focused on a task they can’t be distracted – Terrier Races, Lure Coursing, or herding might be there thing! There are so many different doggy sports that you and your canine family member can participate in even if you have no desire to compete or travel around the country racking up major wins like the ones I captures in these Dog Pictures.
These are just a small portion of the pictures I was able to take during the Incredible dog Challenge but I want to save the others to put into a video and don’t want you all to get bored seeing the same pictures over and over again. Plus I wanted to give you just a small taste of the high flying action to come.
What dog sport do you think your family dog would love?