Dog surfing competition – level 1

24-07-2014 07:00

There is a competition in California. This competition is for dogs. They surf. Dogs of different kinds and sizes take part.

A dog from Hollywood is first. He is the best dog surfer. Last year, he won, too. He really loves to surf.

You must know what your dog likes. Some dogs like surfing, some don’t. You cannot make a dog surf. It must like it. Hundreds of people watch the competition. Some people dress their dogs.

Difficult words: competition (situation when you try to be better than others), kind (type), take part (to do an activity), dress (put clothes on).

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