By Brenna Fender
March 18-20, disc dogs from all over the country will meet at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville, Florida, for the first annual UpDog International Finals. UpDog Challenge is a new dog disc organization designed to be accessible to more dogs and owners. UpDog is made up of a variety of games, some requiring strategy instead of long throws and others designed for the power thrower.
The event begins on Thursday with seminars for those who would like to learn more about specific UpDog Challenge games. The seminars will address both basics and advanced skills and are open to the public with advance registration. (Visit https://updogchallenge.com/updif-updog-international-finals/ for more info.)
Friday consists of Last Chance Qualifiers from 9am to 5pm. Top finishers in each of the games offered will be added to the list of eligible dogs competing in the finals events over the weekend. The day should be filled with exciting competition as competitors leave it all on the field in an attempt to earn their way into the big show.
Saturday and Sunday are the main event!
The UpDog International Finals is open to spectators Friday through Sunday. Food and vendors will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Florida Classic Park is located at 5360 Lockhart Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602. Come on out and watch the dogs fly.