Dogs must be in good health. Owners must watch for signs of dehydration and keep their dogs hydrated (water stations will be provided).
All dogs must be on a leash that is controlled by the dog's owner at all times.
No more than two (2) dogs per Runner. Owner/Runner must be in full control of dogs at all times.
Dogs must be on a 5-foot leash or shorter prior to the start of the event and no longer than a 8-foot leash during the event. No special gear is required to participate, although gear designed for canicross is available and highly recommended (i.e. canicross belt, dog harness, and bungee line).
Dog owners must clean up after their dogs. Poop bags and bins will be provided. It is not necessary to stop during a race to clean up after your dog, although you may if you have the time and it is safe to do so.
Aggressive behavior by dogs is not allowed and must be controlled by the owner or else they will not be able to participate in the event and must leave the public area.
Attempted biting by dogs is not tolerated and the dog will not be able to participate in the event and must leave the public area.
The event sponsors are not responsible for the action of any dogs, specifically dog bites and attacks.
Dogs are not allowed inside of enclosed buildings or shelters at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Dogs must be in control by their owner at all times. Please put your dog in your ventilated car if you need to step away or go inside of a building.