The 174th Belmont County Fair is hosting a variety of new entertainment this year including a frisbee dog show, a pirate-themed acrobatic show, a clown and magic show and a fire safety show.
The Ready Go Dog Show was a fan favorite during Thursday’s activities. During the show, dogs caught frisbees, dove into a pool and jumped over hurdles.
John Casey and Nikki Penta are the dog’s owners and performers in the show.
Casey said that Union Local Elementary School attended the fair on a field trip Thursday morning, and about 300 children got to watch the dog show.
The show featured a 2-year-old pitbull named Churro. Casey said that he was rescued from a house that raised pitbulls for dog fighting rings.
He said that he hopes to break the stigma surrounding pitbulls.
“He is such a sweet dog,” Casey said.
Casey said that the dogs in the show do not receive treats as rewards, but instead get more time to play. He said that he wants the dogs to enjoy what they are doing instead of performing for the sole purpose of receiving treats.
Casey and Penta have been performing in shows all over the country for over 20 years.
Source : Times