Check out the SuperDogs this month in Colorado & Toronto!
Dog lovers in Colorado & Toronto can see the SuperDogs performing in their area this month!
In DENVER, COLORADO, you can catch the SuperDogs, presented by 9NEWS, performing at the National Western Stock Show! On Monday, January 20th at 2:00PM and Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30PM, the SuperDogs will take the stage at the Events Center with their brand new, music-filled, honky-tonk, extravaganza Wild Wild Woof. It’s a no-holds-barred celebration of country music with dynamic new props and exciting new games.
For more info or to purchase tickets: http://www.nationalwestern.com/special-events/super-dogs.aspx
In LOVELAND, COLORADO, the SuperDogs, presented by The Pet Club, bring Wild Wild Woof to the Budweiser Events Center on Sunday, January 26th at 2:00PM.
For more info or to purchase tickets: http://www.budweisereventscenter.com/events/superdogs-wild-wild-woof-presented-pet-club
In TORONTO, ONTARIO, the President’s Choice SuperDogs will make a special appearance at ‘The Riding Academy at Horse Palace’ first Horse Show of 2014! The event is Monday, January 27th at 7:00PM.
As always, you have the chance to meet the stars of the show after each and every performance in our famous Pat & Chat!
The Most Fun on Four Legs - By David Acer
On November 7th, 2012, I found myself sitting between two strangers - a boy who couldn't have been more than eight years old and a woman who couldn't have been younger than 80. We weren't paying any attention to each other. We were all transfixed by what we were seeing. Thirty feet below us, in the middle of a large arena, a Rottweiler was standing on a podium, face to face with a little girl who had been hand-picked from the audience. She wasn't scared, or anxious - she was smiling from ear to ear, in the company of 2000 of her closest friends. And the Rottweiler was about to show her a magic trick.
The Rottweiler's name was The Great Slingerini, and moments earlier, Slingerini had her back to the girl, who in turn was directed to choose any one of six different-coloured chew-toys that were on the floor. Now, with Slingerini facing the girl, she was asked to think of her chosen colour so Slingerini could read her mind.
Suddenly, Slingerini leapt off the podium, went over to the chew-toys, and picked up the colour she was thinking of. There was a collective gasp from the audience, then laughter and applause, and in that moment I realized this was something special. Not the trick itself, although it was impressive, but the fact that the toddler on my left, the older woman on my right, and the middle-aged man between them were all thoroughly enjoying the same show. That was the real trick. And that's the magic of the SuperDogs.
For 37 years, they've given audiences of all ages a reason to laugh, love and cheer man's best friend. From dancing Dalmations to high-jumping hounds, from mind-reading Rottweilers to pole-weaving pugs, every breed imaginable has played on the SuperDogs stage. And if you haven't seen them in awhile, you won't believe what they're playing now: Ultimate Frisbee and Superstar Soccer, Championship Hockey and Are You Smarter Than a SuperDog. And they do it with pure joy that brings out the kid in all of us.
But here's something you may not know... every SuperDog has a secret identity. When they aren't performing remarkable feats on stage, they're personal pets. In fact, about 40% of the SuperDogs were adopted from rescue shelters and Humane Societies across North America. They live with accountants and veterinarians, farmers and pharmacists, people from all walks of life who love playing with their dogs. And when the call comes, those same people transform into SuperDogs cast-members, and their dogs become SuperDogs, unleashing their full canine powers for audiences to behold.
Now heading into their 38th year, the SuperDogs are finding new ways to share their magic by introducing scalable programming. They continue to perform in large arenas with themed shows that somehow manage to be both grand and intimate. But they're also going to schools and science centers with the more compact "Science of the SuperDogs," an educational program that entertains while promoting discussion about the amazing science behind canine abilities. And they recently debuted "SuperDogs Soccer Stars," a fun game of penalty-kick soccer featuring SuperDogs defending the nets against kids from the audience.
In addition, the SuperDogs are going to Pet Expos with "SuperDogs Star Search," giving dog owners at large a chance to display their best friends' capabilities, whether it's skateboarding, skipping, or a silly pet trick. They also produce scaled-down versions of their arena shows for smaller venues, and they've been the talk of country fairs with their hugely popular "Hoof and Woof" show, featuring events that combine the majesty of horses with the skill of the SuperDogs.
These exciting formats and others are outlined on their new website, www.spotonentertainment.ca, and they all provide the same joy and excitement we've come to expect from the SuperDogs. After nearly four decades of touring, television shows, and even a feature film, they're still The Most Fun on Four Legs!
David Acer is an author, television writer, and a Creative Director for Spot On Entertainment.
SuperDogs - Wild Wild Woof
Wild Wild Woof!
The SuperDogs have "gone country" in their brand new, music-filled, honky-tonk, extravaganza Wild Wild Woof. It’s a no-holds-barred celebration of country music with dynamic new props and exciting new games. From the thrill of stock car racing SuperDogs-style to a new audience participation game: “Are you Smarter than a SuperDog?”, this show is guaranteed to have the whole family hootin’ and hollerin’. Watch and cheer as the sensational SuperDogs jump, weave, leap and even line-dance to the glitz and glamour of contemporary country hits.
Wild Wild Woof has already entertained thousands across the country at the Calgary Stampede, Westerner Days, Saskatoon Ex, CNE, PNE & Carp Fair.
You can catch SuperDogs: Wild Wild Woof at these upcoming shows:
January 20th & 21st, 2014 - National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO
January 26th, 2014 - Budweiser Events Center - Loveland, CO
March 31st - April 5th, 2014 - Royal Manitoba Winter Fair - Brandon, MB