Camden Windjammer Festival to feature Sea Dog Show with canine contests, drill team demonstration, and obstacle challenge

The Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League and the Wag It Training Center of Lincolnville are organizing a Sea Dog Show as part of the Camden Windjammer Festival celebration. The Dog Show will be held on Sunday, September 5 at the Camden Harbor Park beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a $5 registration fee for each participating dog. The registration fee will benefit the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League.

Registration forms are now available at , at local veterinarian offices and at the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League in Rockport or they can be picked up the day of the event at Harbor Park starting at 9 a.m. If you wish to pre-register you can bring your application forms to the shelter or the Camden-Rockport Chamber of Commerce building on the public landing prior to Saturday, September 4.

Featured at the dog show will be a lighthearted drill team performance set to music presented by Wag It Training Center. The Sea Dogs Obstacle Challenge will feature teams of dogs and their human companions who will navigate a course that includes a lobster trap maze, pirate plank, tunnel, jump and hoops. Teams will be judged on teamwork and enthusiasm as well as their ability to perform each of the obstacles in a timely fashion.

At 9:15 a.m. registered participants can do a practice run for the competition that begins at 10 a.m. There will also be contests to determine the following tallest dog, smallest dog, heaviest dog, longest fur/hair, prettiest eyes and longest tail and prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.

Wag It Training Center is located in Lincolnville. Wag It offers a variety of training services, seminars and competitions for the Family Pet and Canine Athlete. Our facility offers a 4,000 sq ft training studio with state of the art rubberized flooring as well as a fenced agility field. Sumac has over 35 years of experience, is founder of Wag It Games and was named Maine Dog Trainer of 2010 by Down East Dog Magazine.

The Camden Windjammer Festival is a community-led celebration of Camden's maritime heritage and living traditions. From the great age of sail when four, five, and even six-masted schooners were launched into Camden Harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business here in the 1930s and continuing with the elegant vessels that visit or call Camden home every summer, these incredible sailing ships have always defined this gorgeous community where the mountains meet the sea.

The 2010 Festival is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Down East, Camden National Bank, Wayfarer Marine, The Allen Agency, The First, Cellardoor Winery, and the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit .

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