Horsing around with the Green Dog Walkers

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CARNOUSTIE Canine Capers had a successful time at a dog familiarisation event last week.

On Sunday dog owners had the opportunity to work their dogs around horses at an event organised by Kristine Hynd of the British Horse Society Tayside at the Brae RDA Centre.

Carnoustie Canine Capers had a stall at the riding centre and managed to recruit another 16 Green Dog Walkers.

Owners had the opportunity to work their dogs around horses and Margaret Hudson gave an agility demonstration with her dogs.

There was also a demonstration of search routines for drugs and car keys by sniffer dogs from Tayside Police and an obedience demonstration.

Next week the group is hosting a representative of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who will give a talk on the charity’s work.

All pet owners are welcome to the event on Wednesday, between 7 and 9 p.m. in the Panmure Centre, Kinloch Street.

Any donations of food, bedding, toys or clothing would be gratefully received.

There will also be refreshments, a chance to meet the Bow Wow Gang and information on the Green Dog Walker initiative.

Hectic schedule

A CARNOUSTIE man has a busy time ahead in the world of competitive swimming.

Next week Eddie Wilmott will set off to the Plymouth Life Centre for the British Gas Diving Championships.

Eddie will be reprising his role from last year as a member of the jury of appeal at the competition, which will see the best of British diving try to qualify for a place at the 2013 Fina World Championships in Barcelona.

At the event the British champions for the 1m, 3m, 10m, 3m syncro and 10m syncro will be crowned.

Later this month Eddie will also be installed in his position as national vice-president at the annual general meeting of Scottish Swimming at Stirling University.

Eddie will also be participating in the British Swimming International at Leeds, the Scottish Age Groups in Edinburgh, the Scottish National Championships in Glasgow and the British Championships.