At UpDog canine safety is of utmost importance. We encourage all competitors to keep their canine partners safety at the forefront of their training all throughout their dog’s life.
There are no age limits for our games that are toss n fetch based. For freestyle, dogs must be at least 16 months old to participate (for rescue dogs please use your vets assessment of your dog’s age). For Frizgility and FunKey, dogs must be at least 12 months.
We encourage competitors to have their canine partners x-rayed to ensure soundness of the hips and elbows and to ensure their growth plates are closed before beginning any serious freestyle or jump training (this would include flips, vaults, high jumps, etc.).
Dogs are sensitive to moods, emotions and tone. Please remember these events are fun first, the competition is just to keep you striving to improve.
We are not tolerant of any abuse towards animals or humans at our events. You may be asked to not participate with a full refund if an UpDog representative determines your behavior to be unacceptable.