A dog-friendly festival, Pups in the Park, will be hosted at Malahide Castle and Gardens on Saturday, 30 April and Sunday, 1 May. , writes Rose Barrett.
Attendees will be able to benefit with an expert talk stage, an obedience ring, agility course, a hay bale race, puppy academy, a great dog walk and more to be hosted in the main arena.
Dog owners can glean tips from veterinary experts, including veterinary surgeon Pete Wedderburn, who will headline the festival and host speciality talks over the weekend.
Attendees can try many ‘have-a-go’ activities with their dogs or watch four-legged experts from the Irish Working Sheepdogs, the Dogsercise fly ball team, the Irish Kennel Club and more, showing how it’s done.
Dog owners can get hands-on with dog trainers such as Rob ‘the Irish Dogfather’ Walshe in workshops, and their dogs can participate in many free-to-enter show competitions, from Golden Oldies to Waggiest Tail. Additionally, attendees will be able to browse for accessories, apparel and treats from dog- and pet-based brands, and there will be many human-food vendors on site.
The festival will be open from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday; dog entry is free, but you don’t have to bring your dog. Tickets available via www.PupsInThePark.ie
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