Ok, this was weird. I was in no way prepared for the intense competitive spirit of, what I assumed would be a laid back walk in the park. Dog show participants are in a competitive zone I haven’t seen in some of the highest level of sport (the humans anyway, from what I could tell the pets spanned from indifferent to annoyed). On a multitude of occasions I was informed that my camera and presence might throw off the performance of the the participants. More than once, I was greeted 30 feet away from the arenas and told I was too close, that even being visible to a K-9 from afar might distract them from their ability to maneuver around a cone. I politely gave people space and mostly chuckled to myself at the dog-show-fever. Ah well, I guess we all have our passions.