Dogs jumped for joy at Cassio Pet Resort & Training Center, 175 Mt Pleasant Road, for the Doggie Fun Zone, from September 1 to 8, and the Barn Hunt Fun Clinic on Monday, September 4.
For roughly a decade, Doggie Fun Zone has visited Cassio every May and September to offer dogs of every size, breed, and training level the chance to run through its action-packed agility course.
The track has a variety of components, including hurdles for dogs to leap over and short tunnels for them to run through. Dogs chase a small contraption on a line that mechanically speeds through the entire course.
Lee Rebalko, founder of Doggie Fun Zone, has patented his invention as an instant animal behavioral training method.
He says the device appeals to dogs’ natural predatory instinct as it twitches and replicates the movement of potential prey. That adrenaline rush sends dog into an excited state, eager to race through the course.
Mr Rebalko said the agility course he has created “is fast and furious — that’s F-U-R-ious.”
He chose to design it to appeal to all dogs and their owners. In doing so, it has drawn large crowds to local events, as well as Doggie Fun Zone appearances all over the country.
“I really love dogs,” Mr Rebalko said. “My passion in life is dogs.”
In addition to overseeing the course during Doggie Fun Zone, he also photographs doggy participants and posts them to the organization’s Facebook page.
On Friday, September 1, mote than 20 dogs came out to try the Doggie Fun Zone, including 2-year-old rescue dog, Brutus.
Despite not having prior experience with agility courses, Brutus showed his athleticism and raced through the course multiple times at…
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