F.A.Q.

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. Visit the "About" page for current year ticket prices. Dogs are allowed in FREE and Parking is FREE (normally $5 at this venue).  The Sergei Foundation does split entry fees with the venue, so any donations above ticket prices upon entry will be matched up to $10,000 - 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 inside 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. For 2018 it's back to NO. Personal cameras (no SLR) 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).   

Media with credentials are welcome to come with video or professional cameras. Register at the Sergei Founation tent upon entry. Please have appropriate credentials visible or ready upon request if your camera does not list your station. 


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Not allowed:   

NO CAMERA!  We opened it up to try in 2017 and people still used flash in the flyball area and disrupted these competitive dogs' scores. These are national and sanctioned competitions at Triad Dog Games, so we just have to say no cameras

  • 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. 

   

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Allowed: 

  • Cell phone cameras are allowed, but you must have the flash turned off both inside and out. Any regular cameras will not be allowed in the event from the public. 
  • Blankets/chairs - but plenty of picnic tables will be available. 
  • Dogs that have proof of current rabies certification/tags. 
  • Smoking in the parking area.  

 

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