Canine Capers working like dogs

Paws for Dags stall holders from left:Heatheer Fraser, Wendy French, Flora Cairnie, Scott Smith.
Paws for Dags stall holders from left:Heatheer Fraser, Wendy French, Flora Cairnie, Scott Smith.

A group trying to encourage responsible dog ownership has been very busy recently with a number of events taking place in the last month.

Carnoustie Canine Capers is responsible for rolling out the Green Dog Walkers Initiative and promoting good practice among dog owners.

Primary 4 pupils from Burnside were recently congratulated for their efforts in designing posters for the Green Dog Walkers.

The slogan ‘Grab and go, don’t be slow!’ was coined by Leah McNicoll at a clean up at Pitskelly Park and sparked the poster competition.

The winner was chosen by Scott Dowling of Scotprinting. He said: “It was a difficult decision because of how high the standard of all the drawings were, but I was grateful for Carnoustie Canine Capers letting me be involved.”

For her winning design Kara Cox received a T-shirt donated by Scotprinting and runners up Katy Roberts and Nathan Barnes received a key ring featuring their joint design. All of the P4s received a certificate for their enthusiastic efforts which were presented by Scott Smith of Carnoustie Canine Capers.

The competition to ‘Guess Gigi’s Weight’ was won by Miran Kelly who received a voucher from Heather Fraser to buy a Green Dog Walker’s baseball cap.

Scott Smith presented the bone tree created by Shazzan Creations to Sean Watt after he correctly guessed the number of bones.

Crombie Park was the setting more recently for a talk by Police Scotland dog handler PC Rory Duncan and a rally course was set up by Margaret and David Hudson and Susie Galloway.

An information stall promoting the Green Dog Walker Initiative was set up at Carnoustie House Grounds on Saturday for Gala Day. The winner of Guess Gigi’s Weight on Saturday was Brian Boyd.