This weekend is Paws in the Park in Kent. One of the best dog shows in the UK. One that really is a great day out for both you and your dog and something that we would highly recommend you visiting if you are close by this weekend.
Here is a quick list of some of the things that you and your dog can do at the show:
Dash 'N’ Splash: For those dogs that like water the brand new K9 Aqua Zone includes ‘Dash 'N' Splash’ a fantastic attraction where dogs sprint along a 30ft ramp and then jump into 40ft pool of water.
Horse and Hound: A relay race consisting of two teams racing head to head on identical courses. Each team consists of an agility dog with handler and a pony and rider. The dog negotiates a tight course consisting of jumps, tunnels and weave poles and only when the dog and handler are both safely back in their pen can their pony and rider set off on a jumping course that takes up the whole length of the main arena.British Carriage Dogs: The British Carriage Dog Society runs the annual national Trials, the purpose of which is to demonstrate and test the Dalmatian's traditional role as a companion to man. The trials demand both control and fitness, as dogs are judged on their obedience and capacity for endurance.
Newfoundlands: Their principal activity at the show, with their family the Leonbergers will be carting. There will be numerous experienced owners on their stand to tell you all about these very special dogs.
Dashing Dalmatians: Gefion Dog Training Club were asked to give demonstrations of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Schemes at Paws in the Park in 2007 and the Bronze team were made up entirely of Dalmatians. Teresa worked out a routine set to the music of Cruella de Vil from the film 102 Dalmatians with some input from the group.
K9 Athletics: There will be a measured long jump, open to all dogs with separate competitions for different sized dogs and a Hurdles event.
My Dog's Got Talent: Can your dog dance, skateboard, sing or do tricks - beg, roll over, twist etc. Then enter them into the My Dog’s Got Talent Competition for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
Dogstable Course consists of a handler and dog negotiating together an obstacle course consisting of tunnel, gate, jumps and road works etc.
Flyball: At the Hop Farm in September, there will be a Flyball Tournament for trained teams with an open and multi-breed competition. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to 'Have a Go'.
You can buy tickets for Paws in the Park at http://www.pawsinthepark.net/buy-tickets
The cost of tickets is
Adults £8 (on gate) £6.50 (advance)
Children/Seniors £7 (on gate) £5.50 (advance)
2 Adults + 2 Children £28 (on gate) £22 (advance)
2 Adults + 3 Children £30 (on gate) £24 (advance)
And most importantly don't forget to visit Pooch & Mutt in the Barks & Spenders marquee to pick up your supply of health supplements for your dog.