An interesting activity took hold on Saturday 9th of July 2016, it was a Rottweiler Picnic themed ‘Knowing the Rottweiler’. The event which took place at Alausa Park, opposite state assembly, Ikeja was put together by His Kennels Rottweiler Kennel Club (HKRKC) in celebration of its first year anniversary and also as a give back to the canine community. It was focused on only Rottweilers and the aim was to enlighten Rottweiler lovers, enthusiasts and aspiring breeders on methods of caring for the breed.
The event kicked off with a dog parade and photo session after which a short seminar was held, the following people facilitated the event:
Mr Emeka Tobi of Von-Tobex talked on Nutrition for Rottweilers
Mr Funso Akin-Amuwa of Ajatodar Kennel spoke on Documentation and Breed Standard of Rotts
Dr Titilope Akeredolu of HIS Kennel talked on Socialization among Breeders and Dog Pairing
Mr Idowu Abiodun spoke on Basic Canine Handling,
There was also a free veterinary check up by Truthmiles Animal Hospital.
During events like this it’s easy to get carried away and focus only on getting good photos (of your dog) or chatting with other breeders or pet owners. But you should always remember to keep an eye on your dog to ensure he’s comfortable and well behaved, one of the ways to do this is to keep him hydrated because of the heat from the sun, so that he’s not snappy at people or other dogs.
Quite a number of people turned up with their dogs for the show and seemed to have a good experience. I think both the organizers and attendees should always put the dog’s enjoyment into consideration and planning, a little doggie give away or treat would have been a great way to end the event. Still, it was a good initiative, kudos to HKRKC.
Photo Credit: Ajayi Babajide Olusegun of Jide Ajayi Pet Photography