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Agility

Has your dog got what it takes to negotiate the jumps, weaves and tunnels in our have a go agility rings.

 

Maybe they are the next superstar in the making. 

Flyball

Returning for their fourth year is Eclipse Flyball and their team to introduce dogs to the wonderful world of flyball.

 

Does your dog love a ball and love to run? Then this might be just the sport for them! 

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Petnanny

New for 2023!

 

Caroline will be joining the festival to demonstrate her 25 year dog walking career and why she loves what she does.

 

Take a look at walking your dog in a different light, to see where safety matters, to enjoy teaching the necessary skills and to find breed/ type specific activities for your own dogs. 

Gundog Scurries

Nordic Dogs is back and bigger than ever! Every year our Gundog Area gets bigger and this year is no different.

 

Dogs can try their paw at the novice scurry, advanced scurry and even a hunt scurry (complete with fake birds and cover!) 

This year we even have a water obstacle! 

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our Gundog Scurry sponsor

 P38 Farms provide the highest quality, nutritious dog foods for all dogs, while ensuring well-being and happiness through responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices.

P38 Farms has a clear vision to be the industry leader of premium raw nutrition, supplements & equipment while promoting animal education and community outreach.

Meet the team from P38 Farms in the gundog have area where you'll be able to shop all things gundog and more. 

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Hoopers

Enjoy the wonderful inclusive and low impact sport of Hoopers.

 

Dogs can have a go at negotiating Hoops and large tunnels against the clock.

Scentventure

Bored of the same old dog walks and want to make things more interesting? Scentventure is all about making your walks better: fun, focused, adventurous.

 

It’s about strengthening your connection so they choose YOU over the many distractions out there.

 

Navigate a sniffy obstacle course and learn to use the techniques on your everyday walks for fun, calm and focus. Your dog will try their paw at climbing, balancing, crawling under, going around and over the top! Plus get advice from our expert team of trainers and behaviourists.

Join Katie and her team and introduce your dog to the fantastic world of Scentventure. 

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Talking Dogs Rally

Talking Dogs Rally is a fun sport that involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of ‘obedience exercise obstacle course’ including a range of fun and challenging exercises.

 

The sport is designed specifically for pet dogs and their owners and focuses on natural movement and maintaining balance by having the dogs working on both the left and right sides. 

Small Paws

Designed for the smaller breeds at the festival, our small paws area is a mix of games and little agility with size appropriate equipment. Our festival is all about inclusivity and including the smaller legs is important to our team. 

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UK Sniffer Dogs

Every dog loves to sniff, its enriching, stimulating, calming and has great behavioural benefits. 

Every dog can do it! 

New for 2023! Visit the UK Sniffer Dogs have a go and learn all about how to get your dog started and why its such a fantastic activity to get involved in.

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Lure Racing

How speedy is your hound?

Join the Wallsend and Rising Sun Whippet Racing Club to test your dogs speed against the lure.

Parkour

Come and be guided by professional dog trainers and see how you can interact with the natural world around you in a fun and engaging way in the dog parkour playground.  

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Canny Canines

If you have a speedy hound then our fastest recall is for you, timed against the clock, only the quickest will get those fabulous rosettes!

 

Think your dog can resist tempation? then add fastest recall with plenty of toys, food, and distractions and you'll get our temptation alley. Speed and focus are a must. 

 

You can also have a go at their agility course. 

Good Citizen 
and Rally

Join Curlabull Dog Training Have a Go, areas you will be able to put your dog through its paces and be amazed at how quickly they can pick up the tricks needed for Rally.

In our Good Citizen Have a Go, you can try and complete the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award and get a Kennel Club Certificate.

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Canicross

Learn about the fast-growing sport of Canicross  with kit demos and a chance to run with our dogs to experience how you and your dog can work as a team.

Trick Training

Heelwork + Trick Training activity ring where Jessie will be  demonstrating different handling techniques with your dogs, training heelwork and tricks and answering any questions you may have on behaviour too. 

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UltiMutt

Katie and her team will be hosting a mini- UltiMutt at the festival for humans and their dogs to try some of the obstacles together (without the mud!).

 

We don’t want to give away all the obstacles, but there will definitely be a cargo net and a tunnel to scramble through together!

Mantrailing

Mantrailing is like a giant game of hide and seek
with your dog! Working as a team, using your
dogs amazing sense of smell to follow a scent
trail and find their trail layer = big party at the
end! Almost any dog can take part.

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Scent Hurdling

Scent Hurdling is a brand new dog sport in the UK; it involves jumping, retrieving and sniffing- why wouldn’t a dog love it!

Scent Hurdling is a relay race for teams of 4 dogs and their human handlers. UK Scent Hurdling was established by the Scent Hurdling UK (SHUK) this year! This is a new dog sport and its super exciting! SHUK was set up by individuals who came together to offer a competitive sporting opportunity for anyone to become involved and have fun with family and friends!

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