Must register dogs before the Big Sit
THE ORGANISER behind a world record attempt to get as many dogs as possible sitting down together is stressing that pet owners must register beforehand.
Tracey Berridge, the founder of North Devon's unique charity Dogs Helping Kids (DHK), is concerned that people may just turn up on the day, hoping to take part, but that will not be possible.
She said: "People must register with us before the event so they have their coded ticket and free car parking pass – this coded ticket will correlate to where they will be with their dog on the day of the event.
"This will take a while depending on how many dogs are taking part."
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Tracey is aiming to break the world record of 100 dogs sitting simultaneously for 30 seconds.
The attempted Big Sit will take place on Saunton Beach on September 22. Owners and their dogs should start arriving around 2pm so they can be in their allotted place in time for the 3pm attempt.
Tracey said: "The more dogs we get the more feasible it will be to break that record."
Owners will be asked to tell their pets to sit and wait. They are not allowed to touch their dogs during the record attempt.
Whether the record is broken or not, every dog that takes part will get a rosette.
Tracey added: "It would be great to have some more sponsors of this unusual event. Charter Vets, Natures Way (Creature Comforts own dog food) and Saunton Beach Saunton Villas have all so far sponsored the event and we are very grateful to all of them.
"Charter Vets will also have a small vet stand there to help with anything 'doggy' on the day.
"If there is anyone out there who is good at filming and is willing to help on the day we would love to hear from them – perhaps a budding film student or someone who is simply good at camera work. We need the event to be filmed at least three or four times from different angles.
"Also, if someone has not got a dog, but is keen to get involved please could they get in touch with us as soon as possible as we would love to hear from them.
"We are simply hoping it is a fun afternoon for the family and one that is equally enjoyable for all our four-legged friends as well.
"We also want local people to be part of something different and unique, and at the same time raise money for a local charity."
To register a dog contact Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send a registration form, a code of conduct, a code of conduct written by the Guinness World Records and a sponsor form in case people want to raise more money for DHK and get their dog sponsored to sit.
For more information about the charity contact Tracey on either 01271 343288 or email@example.com