Ōrewa Lions’ 2018 Hot Diggety Dog Show, and lessons with the Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club, were a winning combination for American Staffordshire cross Ivy and her owners Gareth Jenkins and Rochelle O’Callaghan.
Gareth describes Ivy as “a little terror” when he first got her but says she was quick to learn obedience, followed by tricks and agility.
“When she first did Hot Diggety Dog I realised she liked the attention, and was eager to do more,” Gareth says.
Almost every weekend Ivy is competing or training and she gained a top 10 spot in last year’s Dog Almighty TV show.
She will be heading to the Hot Diggety Dog again this month, where she is one of the star attractions and Gareth is a judge.
The event is a fun day for the family pooch with competitions in categories such as ‘best rescue hound’, ‘best dressed’ and ‘the dog the judges would most like to take home’.
The dog charity Saving Hope will be there, as well as food stalls and activities.
Ōrewa Lions are excited about the event, which was cancelled last year due to lockdown. Proceeds go to Coast Pet Care Charitable Trust’s desexing and microchipping programme.
The Hot Diggety Dog Show is on at Western Reserve, Ōrewa, on Sunday, April 11. Registration 9am. Competitions 10am-2pm.
Backstory: March 4, 2020