The heads and representatives of the National Federations of Dog Puller shared their experience at the Dog Puller International Symposium held during Japan Festival Online Week. The representatives from Japan, Ukraine, Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Hungary, and Slovenia attended the event.
The heads of the federations, their representatives, and the winners of the Dog Puller World Championships talked about their first experience with PULLER as well as entering the sport. The Japanese side was interested in knowing how their colleagues globally are promoting Dog Puller in their countries. The main recommendations from the majority of representatives concerned publications on social networks to popularize the sport. Pictures of vivid emotions, characters, and active lifestyles with dogs are the most attractive to potential Dog Puller contestants.
The creator of PULLER, Sergey Shkot, called the holding of championships one of the main ways to popularize the sport among dog owners. President of the International Federation of Dog Puller Varvara Petrenko added that the current situation with quarantine restrictions has brought about some changes. Many national federations are now successfully using online formats for holding championships. It was an interactive moment at the event while following a live broadcast of the tournament in Slovakia. The host side competed with representatives from Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Poland. While the symposium was going on, the championship was held in St. Petersburg.
The event was organized by the representatives of The Committee of Animalpic in Japan, Dear Children Co. Ltd, and the International Dog Puller Federation.