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Promoting the Rocky Mountain Regional

Annie DeChance describes an on-air experience.



The KDVR morning crew sets up.
It was early on July 1, the Friday before the Rocky Mountain Regional, and several brave souls and their dogs got out of bed to help promote the Rocky Mountain Regional live on Denver's FOX31 morning news program.

The fun began before 6 a.m. when we met the photographer at the location and to set up some equipment (despite some confusion the night before regarding the location of the demo).  A very special thanks to Rob Bardenett who was instrumental in dragging the equipment across town for the gig, and for helping with every little detail that came up along the way.


The TV station was very pleased with the three hours of live TV, the professionalism of everyone who participated in the demo, and how athletic both the dogs and handlers were throughout each segment. These types of demonstrations can be very helpful when speaking with potential sponsors and when looking for venues for Regionals, 4-Star events, and the Cynosport World Games.  

Joan Epstein, Sheila Kauffman, Angie and Mike Benacquisto, Mary Shaw, Jeremy Gerhard, and Rob all brought their dogs out to help support USDAA and promote the sport of agility, the regional competition, and the IFCS World Team. The reporter, Dan Daru, and his photographer, Cody White, were lots of fun. They were highly amusing and enjoyed hanging with us and the dogs. To help put a "face" to the event, they produced a segment which aired later in the day and featured Angie and Dylan. You can watch that here: http://www.kdvr.com/videobeta/?watchId=072f261a-6a27-4bc0-898a-822effe40f78 



Angie and Dylan weave on camera. 


It was a pleasure to work with each of the participants. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success by getting up early and having fun with their dogs on TV.

Annie DeChance lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has competed with mixed breed dogs adopted from local shelters for the last 15 years.

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