Host Beth England will be publishing a series of weekly challenges on social media every Friday, starting on 21st May, and calling for dogs and their owners to complete the activities. Beth will announce the Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists for each event every Thursday, and Burns will send the winners and their doggos a selection of amazing prizes.
Entering the Burns Canine Games is easy. All you need is a nice space to try out your activity, a phone or camera, internet access and of course, a dog:
Winners will be chosen by a team of furry experts, who will assess anything from athletic ability to ball throwing skills, zoomie speed to doggo cuteness. Winners will receive the following:
Did you know that as many as 6 MILLION dogs in the UK are overweight? Obesity is a growing problem amongst our pets and one that Burns is on a mission to tackle. For both dogs and owners, exercising together not only has amazing health benefits, but it could also prevent weight related diseases and even strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners too.
Host Beth England said,
‘I am a huge dog lover and my best friend is probably my Golden Retriever Buddy. I couldn’t bear to be without him, so I know how easy it is to spoil your pet.’
‘But it’s not good for them. They need exercise and good nutrition almost as much as athletes. That’s why I’m making a series of videos themed on the summer games. I want to help owners and their dogs get fit together.’
Follow @BurnsPet on social media and tune in every Friday from 21st May for the weekly challenge.