Just thinking about K9 Kamp makes me think of all the old songs we used to sing at summer camp!
Slap, Bang was one of those songs that we sang upon arriving at camp. And as it turns out, Slap, Bang is also known as The School of Jolly Dogs! How ironic is that! At my camp, the words we sang to Slap, Bang had nothing to do with dogs!
Slap, bang here we are again what jolly dogs we are!
Anyway, I digress, dear Kampers! Today, we'd like to welcome you all to the winter session of K9 Kamp, the virtual Kamp you can enjoy from wherever you are that brings you fun, fitness and friendship!
So gather 'round the campfire my jolly dog pals, and with my co-Kounselors Peggy's Pet Place and SlimDoggy, we're about to reveal our K9 Kamp challenge!
So without further ado…. here's the challenge for K9 Kamp Winter Session, 2014!…
|Rocco plays his own game of Hide and Seek!|
You can blog about your progress and your own interpretation of the game. And, if you don't have a blog, you can also share with us your ideas and progress in the comment section on our blogs, or link up a Facebook post.
And, don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway for all K9 Kampers! You'll find it at the end of this post.
We're co-locating FitDog Friday and K9 Kamp for the next four weeks so you can also link up here every Friday, if you like, to share your progress and offer words of encouragement. And we'll be here to cheer you on too!
Then, on February 21, we'll have our final campfire here at K9 Kamp. On that date, you can link up your final post right here on our FitDog Friday/K9 Kamp Blog Hop.
There's no pressure to post something every week, though we'd love to hear how you're doing. The only rules are to have fun with your dog!
Here's one version of Hide and Seek to get you started…
- Select an item--your dog's favorite toy, a treat, etc. When your dog isn't looking, hide the item. If your dog is new at this, start off with the item under a pillow or behind a table close enough to find. If your dog is a pro, make it challenging.
- Now tell your dog "Find it!" Run along with your dog, encouraging him as you go.
- Be sure to offer lots of praise when your dog finds the item.
- Now, it's your turn! Be creative and think up new ways to play Doggie Hide and Seek.
We may do a variation of Hide and Seek, where I hide and Rocco finds me. Or, we may play Hide and Seek with one of our interactive treat dispensers or toys. Our pal Sugar posted this really cool Hide and Seek idea yesterday… and she didn't even know what our challenge would be! Surprise!
How will you play Hide and Seek? We'd love to hear your initial thoughts in the comments below.
Here's where to enter for a chance to win fab K9 Kamp prizes!
Enter via Rafflecopter for a chance to win a whole bunk-full of great prizes! You can read more about the prizes in our K9 Kamp post from last week.
Disclaimer: A special thanks to Petmate, PPI, and Smart Cookee. We were provided these prizes as gifts for giveaway. No other compensation was provided to us.
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The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.
And, from now through February 21, FitDog Friday will co-locate with K9 Kamp. So we'd love for you to link up all your FitDog AND K9 Kamp posts here!