It is easy to switch your dog to Heart Dog Status. Simply log into the member user area, select your dog and check off the Heart Dog Options.
Inspiration for the Heart Dog Program
To register your dog as a Heart Dog to participate in competitive events simply select that option during registration.
A member user account is required to register your dog. If you have not created a user account you will be directed how to do so prior to registering your dog.
Heart Dog Adjustment Form
Heart Dog handlers must submit a copy of the exercise adjustments and or alternative replacement exercises to the judge for approval prior to course walk through. Judges are available to support and assist with adjustment plans or the use of equipment on the course to perform alternative exercises. Exercise adjustment forms are available here as well as at the trial site.
Physical Challenges - Missing one rear leg and/or Senior Dog
Sit, sit to stand and steps have become difficult, stressful and/or dangerous for the dog.
Shadow Skills Modification Request
The number of sit to stand the dog is able to perform may depend on any given day's activity the handler requests the option for a Stand and Pause in Position to replace sits if this is necessary to support the dog.
No Need for Speed Obstacle Skills Modification Request
The handler requests the dog not perform the steps in the Bridge exercise.The handler may request that one of the two tunnels set for the Tunnel Twice exercise may be used to perform a Single Tunnel to replace the Bridge station.
Wag It Games recognizes that training and attending classes may enhance the life of a dog with physical limitations or in advancing age. Instructors are pleased to adjust training to meet individual dog's needs.
Please contact a Wag It Games instructor in your area if you would like your Heart Dog to participate in Wag It Games training.
Heart Dog Program
Dogs with Physical Limitations Welcome
Dogs with permanent physical challenges due to physical disability or age will be supported through performance criteria adjusted to meet their individual needs.