Fast CAT Camp
On most Saturday evenings, Dog Sports Unlimited holds Fast CAT Camps at our facility in beautiful New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Many local Fast CAT enthusiasts bring their dogs out to keep them fit and proficient at the sport. We also have lots of folks that come out for the first time to let their dog learn in a more relaxed environment than an AKC trial.
You do not need to be an AKC member or have purebred dogs to come out and participate. All dogs are welcomed!
The dogs love it and it's a great way to socialize your dog while at the same time safely letting them get some much needed exercise.
Whether or not you are trying to rack up AKC titles, letting your dog run free of all restraints for 100 yards is an exhilarating experience for your dog. For a brief moment they are completely consumed with their natural instinct to chase an object in motion. It truly is an uplifting experience to watch your dog chase the lure down the track. It doesn't matter how fast they get down the track, just knowing they are totally wrapped up in the moment is worth all the effort involved in making it happen.
What better way to give your dog a special night out then to bring them out to DSU and let them burn off some of that pent-up energy. Give your dog something to look forward to. Bring them out to the track and let them connect with their inner dog. You'll have a blast and your dog will love you forever for doing it.
On camp nights our gates open at 5:30 PM*. Camp hours are 6 PM - 10 PM. Check our Track Schedule for more details.
*August hours 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Gates open at 6:30 PM
Since the camps happen at night (for the most part) it's best to wear light colored clothing and bring some bug spray. The track is lit but a flashlight could come in handy if you go wandering around some parts of the property. There are benches located on site but it wouldn't hurt to bring a chair. We do have some hoses where you can get water from. Bring your dog's water bowl. Glow in the dark collars are a good way to keep track of all the dogs.
We ask all participants to sign up in advance for each camp date they wish to attend. This will allow us to manage the events better and communicate to the attendees when we have to cancel a camp due to weather and/or reschedule one. We are also limiting the number of dogs that will be allowed to participate in each camp. We will only be allowing 35 dogs to enter. Additionally, the maximum number of dogs one person can enter is 3. We understand that many of us own more than one dog that enjoys Fast CAT but we also want to make it possible for as many people as we can to be a part of the camps.
Thanks for the great response to our Fast CAT Camp. We look forward to seeing everyone and their dogs having fun at the track again.
*** CANCELLATIONS ***
Be sure to check the status of the Fast CAT Camp prior to driving out to our facility. Weather in Florida can be hit or miss. It might be nice where you are but it can be pouring rain where we are.
If a camp is cancelled, that information will be posted on the DSU facebook page. Make it a habit to check our facebook page periodically for cancellations and other important announcements.