Summer Pawlooza Dog Event & Fundraiser

2July 2021

Such Good Dogs Summer Pawlooza Dog Event & Fundraiser.
Featuring Dog Training & Dog Photo Competitions

Such Good Dogs will be holding a dog training and dog photo competition in August. We will have a photographer on site to capture all the fun. The goal of these events and this competition is to encourage positive training techniques to cultivate a close bond and lasting relationship between owner and dog, and encourage positive social behavior and pet responsibility within our community.  This event will be a fundraiser for Maui’s local animal rescue groups.

Have you ever wanted fabulous professional pictures of you and your dog?  This is your opportunity!  You will receive digital copies of your dog’s photographs, and help out local animals in need.

MAIN EVENT has been postponed until further notice.

4:00-4:30pm: Check-In
4:30-5:00pm: Group dog photo shoot
5:00-5:30pm: Trick dog photo shoot
5:30-6:00pm: Live dog routine competition
6:00pm-sunset: Judging & Prizes


Check In:
Please FULLY EXERCISE your dog before this time.  Your dog should be nice and tired and happy.  Don’t forget your dog’s tasty treats and plenty of water!
During check-in, owners and their dog(s) will be assigned a number for the competition. Dogs should be bathed and well groomed for the photo competition.

Group Dog photo shoot:
How many dogs can we get into one fabulous photo? Let’s find out.
Dogs must be able to hold a Sit-Stay or Down-Stay from a distance and be able to Look on command. (Owners will not be included in the final picture).  You may also use a rug, blanket, or raised dog bed and a “Place” command to help keep your dog in their “Stay” position.
–Over the summer, SGDs will be holding several group dog adventure hikes in West Maui. During these adventures, we will all have the opportunity to practice our Sit-Stay-Look from a distance, while around other dogs. (Visit our Blog for upcoming adventure dates.  Adventures will take place weekly, alternating early morning and late afternoon, Monday through Saturday. Please contact us directly to participate in any Dog Adventure Hike.  Updates and cancellations will be posted on our Blog.)

Trick Dog & Dog Pack photo shoot:
Dogs must be able to perform and hold a stationary trick, with their handler at a distance. Each dog may perform up to three tricks for the competition. Owners that have more than one dog may also compete in the Dog Pack photo shoot. Your dog pack must all be able to hold a cute pose or trick with the owner at a distance.

Live Dog Routine:
Show off all the commands your dogs know by putting them together into a short performance routine (5 minute max). Owners and their dogs may perform any known cues and tricks. Owners with multiple dogs may do separate routines for each dog, or put their dogs together into one routine.  We want to see the fun you and your dog(s) have together.

Agility Basics:  As part of the event, there will be some basic dog agility equipment on hand for participants to explore with their dogs.  We will also have some great Do It Yourself ideas to create your own easy agility course at home to enjoy with your dog.  Agility is great exercise and a great bonding activity for you and your dog to learn together.  (Equipment may also be used for the photo competition upon request).

Qualifications for entry:
Dogs must be up-to-date on all shots including Parvo & Distemper. Vet records will be required for participation. Contestants must be registered with Such Good Dogs, and fill out a Contest Registration Form to participate in the August event. Dogs must be social and friendly around other dogs and people, and be under control by the owner or handler.  Owners must use positive reinforcement training methods for all training prior to and on competition day (no shock collars allowed).  Owners may participate in any number of categories they wish.

Judging, Prizes, & Donations:
Pictures from the photo contest will be organized and judged during the Live Dog Routine competition. Winners will then be announced and prizes given.  Pictures from the photo shoot will be made available to dog owners for a small donation fee.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to one of Maui’s local rescue groups.  We will also be collecting items for donation such as:  leashes, collars (not choke), easy to use harnesses, toys, bowls, kennels, and crates.  Please feel free to bring any such items to the August event.  We will collect and donate them to the rescue group.  You may also donate directly to Maui Humane Society and Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (HARF).

Prizes will be awarded to…
*Top 3 Dog Tricks in a photo
*Top 3 Sit-Stay-Look dogs in the group photo
*Top 3 performances in the live routine
*Best Dog Pack photo
SGDs pack members will be participating in photographs but will not be part of the competition or eligible for any prizes or awards.

For more information and details about upcoming summer dog adventure hikes, please visit our Blog Page (All information will be in the drop down list under the Category “SGDs Summer Pawlooza”). Don’t forget to check our FAQs Page for our current Covid rules and restrictions.)