We are Dog Puller Portugal, and we need help to get the Portuguese Dog Puller National Team to participate at the Second Dog Puller World Championship 2019 in Hungary (Sopron, September, 7-8).
Dog Puller Sport is a new athletic spectator sport for dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages regardless of prior training experience. Dogs compete in Puller Running and Puller Jumping. In both disciplines there is a 90 second duration while the dog is continuously runs or jumps. As Dog Puller is an active athletic sport, both dog and owner requires formal training in order to compete safely and successfully. The Puller rings are more than just for competition, they serve as tools for the dogs fitness, skills and intelligence development as well as improving the relationship between the dogs and the owners.
The Dog Puller Sport was developed in 2012, quickly spread around the world, and it arrived to Portugal in 2017. The first Dog Puller World Championship was organized in 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic, and Portugal was represented by one competitor dog and handler, and a referee as well.
The Second Dog Puller World Championship 2019 will be in Hungary (Sopron, September, 7-8).
The Portuguese National Team can and plan to send a delegation with 7 dogs and 6 human handlers, travelling mostly by airplane. The team will stay in Hungary for three additional nights, alas the cost of accommodation together with the travel expanses are expected to be over 5.000 €.
The National team consists of 7 dogs: Olímpia
If you can contribute to the goal of Portuguese participation at the World Championship in any way, we would be grateful.