HAVE - A - GO 

Maybe you fancy a spot of agility or want to try for Show Champion in the fun dog show rings. For the first time this year we also have have-a-go coursing! 

The festival will set the stage for have-a-go rings throughout and you might even win some of the many fabulous prizes on offer. 

Take a look below at just some of the things you can join in with.

Some of the activities will also have displays throughout the day.

Please note that some activities may have certain restrictions. (age, weight etc) 


Hoopers is a relatively new dog sport, which utilises a series of ground-level obstacles called Hoops. Instead of physical dexterity, the challenge of Hoopers is entirely focused on the ability of the handler and the dog to work together as a smooth flowing team.


Does your dog love to run? Do you love to run?

Then why not test yourselves as a team on the have-a-go canicross circuit with local clubs and trainers.

Perfect if your looking to get a little fitter or just have a bit more fun on daily outings with your dogs! 


Can you direct your dog round the agility course? 

Agility is  a great sport and highly addictive once you start you may just want to join your local club. 

You can also catch displays in the main ring! 


Fast, loud and furiously good fun. It can only be one thing.....Flyball!  

Visit the have-a-go flyball and see if its something your dog might enjoy. 

Keep an eye in the main ring for the flyball display, you may hear them before you see them!


Speed is the name of the game on this have-a-go activity...can your dog race to the finish and win with the best time? 


Can your dog stay focussed with its eye on the prize? Get the best time and you might just win!  

Beware though...our alley is full of all sorts of temptations! 


Have you got the most handsome hound or best biscuit catcher? Visit one, or both of our dog shows for the chance to win some awesome prizes and the converted Best in Show trophy! 


Test your dogs skill in our have-a-go gundog scurry with novice and advanced competitions. 

Dogs don't need to be of a gundog breed to have-a-go - its open to all paws. 



Visit the Wallsend Rising Sun Whippet Racing Club and find out more about whippet racing - and maybe even give your dog a go! 


Join Heather Smith to give your dog a go at Treibball 


Join Furever Friends and give Scentwork a go. You'll also be able to watch them as they demonstrate a range of dogs and abilities throughout the day. 


Don't forget the shopping and the woodland walks around Kirkley! 

©2020 by TheNorthEastDogFestival TM| Whilst The North East Dog Festival advertise events, activities and entertainments we will not be held responsible for the failure of any events, activity and/or entertainment being available or the quality of any of the events, activities or entertainments. Failure of any of these to please cannot be held as a reason for refund. The North East Dog Festival is organised by Castle and Country Dog Training Ltd T/A The North East Dog Festival. Ticket platform provided by WeScanTickets. Privacy Policy and Event Terms


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon