Contestants meet in private location with food and cocktails provided to socialize with their judges and to pitch their “Elevator” speech as to why they should be Northwest Puppy or Handler 2015. Handlers/Pups of contestants are welcome to attend
Northwest Puppy and Handler 2018 Schedule
September 15-17, 2017 in Vancouver BC
Saturday September 9, 2017
Deadline for submitting NW-PAH Application - 11:59pm September 9th, 2017
Pumpjack - 1167 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2
Fountainhead Pub - 1025 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5
Friday September 15, 2017
6:30pm Contestant Meeting (TBA) - Contestants will need to bring a copy of their photo identification and a copy of the signed release and waiver form to the Contestant Meeting or submit it to contest Producers before the Contestant meeting at 6:30pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.
7:00pm Meet & Sniff (Pumpjack) - Come meet the contestants and judges for NWPAH 2018. Socialize, meet people, have fun, and watch some of the first events of the contest. Meet and Sniff people and pups from around the region!
Saturday September 16, 2017
9am - Interviews (Not open to the public)
11am-2pm Workshops (Pumpjack)
- Headspace and Handler Relations (11am) - Presented by Skuff Pup - An in depth look of getting into, caring for and coming out of headspace as both puppy and handler. Headspace can make or break a scene. It’s a fun class that will also look at safety and handling of persons in headspace.
- The Good Touch Games (12pm) - Presented by Caressa - Consent is the corner stone of our community. This hands-on class teaches consent in practical, active ways. Bring a friend but don’t expect to get paired with them as you are guided through a series of 9 games. This sexy and simple class will teach even the most experienced player a thing or two and give the rookie a safe and solid foundation.
- Think like a Dog - K9 Training (1pm) - Presented by Sir Pounder & Turbo - Whether you want to be the K9 trained, the K9 trainer, or just want a deeper connection to your headspace, you have to Think Like a Dog. Join Sir Pounder and Turbo for this interactive workshop as they dive into K9 Training and the Headspace, Communication, Dog Behavior & Posture, Commands, Reinforcement, & Routines. This is workshop you don't want to miss!
2pm-4pm Mosh - Hosted by VAN-PAH (Pumpjack)
7:15pm Northwest Puppy & Handler 2018 Contest (Pumpjack) - $10 suggested donation gets you a program and ballot for the audience participation portion of the contest. Raffles and auctions will happen during the contest as well. Come help us find out who will step up as the new Northwest puppy and Handler as well as thank our outgoing title holders.
Sunday September 17, 2016
11:00am Victory Brunch (Fountainhead Pub)
1:00pm Puppy Scavenger Hunt - Hosted by Pup Cockpit & VAN-PAH