Flemington, NJ, June 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The DogSmith of Hunterdon, a dog training and full-service pet care business, hosted a “Scoop the Poop” game at Flemington’s 7th annual Bark in the Park. Kelly Fahey, owner and certified dog trainer states, “It was a fun afternoon, there is nothing more enjoyable than helping to educate pet owners while having fun. Participants were divided into age categories to level the scooping field. Local residents participated. Alexa Stangota won in the 6-8 year old category, scooping up 10 piles of poop in 45 seconds, Thomas Chittenden won in the 10-12 year category scooping up 12 piles in 35 seconds and Shane Henderson won in the adult category scooping up 12 piles of poop in 25 seconds. All the participants and on-lookers enjoyed the game.”
Bark in the Park is an annual event that has a 1-mile dog walk around scenic Flemington. There were vendors from local businesses on hand that offer products and services as well as contests with categories ranging from Best trick to Owner/Dog Look-a-Like. All net proceeds go to local pet rescue organizations and Rotary Charities.
Fahey says, “At the DogSmith of Hunterdon, we take care of both ends of the leash. We teach pet parents, through our positive, force free training program, how to get the behaviors they want so their dog is a well-mannered member of the family as well as provide unrivaled pet care services such as pet sitting and dog walking. And yes, we pick up doody while we fulfill our duties. The 'Scoop the Poop' game was a fun way to educate everyone about the importance of cleaning up after your dog. It’s not only a courtesy to others, but there are also health risks. Diseases such as roundworms, giardia and even salmonella can be transmitted through dog feces. Contrary to what most people think, dog poop does not just disintegrate. Rain can carry into sewers, streams and rivers.” Fahey adds, “Don’t worry, all the poop used for the game was made of rubber.” Each winner took home a dog toy, a $10 gift card for The DogSmith of Hunterdon and, of course, poop bags with a poop bag holder.
About The DogSmith of Hunterdon –
The DogSmith of Hunterdon is a dog training and full-service pet care business located in Pittstown, New Jersey. The DogSmith of Hunterdon only uses force-free training and pet care methods with the primary goal of improving the dog-human relationship to help keep pet dogs happily in their homes and out of shelters. We teach pet owners how to bridge the communication gap between them and their dogs giving them the well-mannered pets they want. We believe that training should be fun for both people and their dogs.