Natures Menu sponsored the highly popular Heelwork to Music at Crufts.
The competitive canine sport requires dogs to display their understanding and knowledge of training commands by incorporating their obedience skills within a choreographed routine, set to music.
Originally deriving from the set exercises forming the heelwork component of competitive Obedience, Heelwork to Music is now a demanding and creative discipline, helping to strengthen the partnership between the dog and handler.
As part of the sponsorship, members of the Natures Menu team including Peter Roy, Business Development Director, James Langan, Commercial Director and Melanie Sainsbury, Registered Veterinary Nurse and Education Manager, presented the winner of each of the competitions with a trophy and rosette.
Skiffle, an eight-year-old Border Collie, and his owner Lucy Creek from Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands won the Heelwork to Music Freestyle final on Thursday (7th March), the Heelwork to Music final on Friday (8th March) and the Heelwork to Music Freestyle International competition on Saturday (9th March).
Peter Roy comments: “We are extremely pleased to have sponsored this year’s Heelwork to Music at Crufts. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners, who performed some amazing routines in this magnificent discipline. It takes months for the handler and dogs to train for the biggest showcase of heelwork to music at Crufts, so we understand how hard they have worked to be crowned one of the worthy winners.”
Pictured: Final winner Lucy Creek and Skiffle with Peter Roy from Natures Menu.