For overall entry information (where/when/cost...) make sure you visit the parent About page.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions relating to Triad Dog Games. Also below are some Do's and Don'ts for the safety of our competitors, attendees, dogs, and to satisfy competition or trademark requirements.
Q. Is there a fee/admission?
A. Yes. This is a fundraising event for The Sergei Foundation charity to help sick and injured pets. Tickets are $10/person, $5/kids 10 and under. Dogs are allowed in FREE and Parking is FREE (normally $5 at this venue). All donations above ticket prices upon entry will be matched up to $15,000 - so we appreciate you giving generously. Cash or credit accepted for entry (Once inside, an ATM is located in the Education Building).
Q. I have never done this before and neither has my dog. Can I compete?
A. Yes. Beginners may sign up for Dock Jumping, the local D&A disc competition and Dachsund Races. Also, instead of an agility competition, we will have "Agility 101" where beginners are welcome to talk to a trainer and try some agility equipment. More novice agility handlers can set a course for a timed run.
Q. Do I have to sign up/pre-register to enter my dog to compete?
A. No. However, ONLY PRE-REGISTERED competitors will be allowed into the event prior to starting times to set up a tent and bring in a cooler in the designated competitors area. Also, it is not guaranteed that space will be available for on-site sign up in the competition you are looking for. It's best to pre-register by deadline.
Q. Will an ATM be available?
A. Yes. There will be an ATM in the Fairgrounds' Education Building, just to the right after entry. Admissions will take cash or credit cards.
Q. What if it rains?
A. This is a rain or shine event. Most competitions still compete in the rain and/or may just delay. Flyball is an indoor event and is air-conditioned.
Q. Can I bring my camera or video camera?
A. Yes, with restrictions... Small cameras and cell phones have always been welcome (ex: GoPro). However, NO FLASH is allowed either indoors or outdoors (it disrupts the pets who are competing).
Professional camera or video cameras with inter-changeable lenses, or lenses over 3" in length, are allowed if you sign a waiver/contract before entry, alerting you that Triad Dog Games is a trademarked event; you are not allowed to sell photos taken or publish without acknowledging the event. Visual designation will be given. If you do not have visual designation, you may be asked to leave without a refund. There are areas where cameras are strictly prohibited, and overcrowding will be managed by security. Failure to comply can result in other penalties per the waiver.
Media with credentials do not have to pre-register. Please have appropriate credentials visible or ready upon request if your camera does not list your station. Check in at the information booth for a spokesperson for interview opportunities.
Do you have other questions? Please reach out to us via our contact form. Thank you!
- No coolers allowed for attendees.
- No outside food/drink permitted; food concessions will be open.
- No pop up tents. Exception: vendors and pre-registered competitors in designated areas through vendor entrance ONLY.
- No concealed weapons.
- No solicitation (except for our approved event vendors).
- No smoking once inside the ticketed areas.
- Camera phones or small personal cameras (no large lens over 3"/no lenses that inter-change). Professional cameras need to Pre-register.
- Blankets/chairs - but plenty of picnic tables will be available.
- Dogs that have proof of current rabies certification/tags.
- Smoking in the parking area.