New at DogFest 2017!
WHAT’S NEW AT DOGFEST 2017?
We have brand new treats lined up for Dogfest 2017 that are guaranteed to get tails wagging…
Sink your teeth into these new features coming your way this June:
GUEST APPEARANCES FROM SOME VERY IMPORTANT POOCHES (VIPS)
For the first time, DogFest 2017 will give you the chance to become acquainted with some remarkably talented pooches who take the phrase “working like a dog” to the next level!
These dogs work incredibly hard – as do their trainers - to help the public stay safe, protected and happy, and although they may not have a salary or pension when they retire, working dogs have an outlet to keep healthy, active and stimulated.
In our Dogs With Jobs area you’ll meet police, therapy and rescue dogs and get chance to chat to their trainers and owners about the work they carry out.
THE BIG DOG DIG
Dogs LOVE digging. FACT. But not all dogs are allowed to dig in their own garden and you might get funny looks if they start digging in the park. So this year we’re introducing the Big Dog Dig – a zone with soil and flower beds where dogs can dig away to their hearts content. Each having a 5-minute slot they can hunt for treats or even a golden bone which can be swapped for a lucky dip prize including leads, collars and tickets to next year’s show!
No dog goes home empty handed either, as all dogs will be given a treat whether or not they find one during their dig.
BRAND NEW HOME AT KNEBWORTH HALL
We were overwhelmed with the number of two and four-legged visitors at our sell-out event last summer so cannot wait to welcome you all to our new home for 2017 – the beautiful Knebworth Hall. With a brand new venue, including acres of land, comes much more space for activities for you and your dog.Dog lovers across the South of England can unite and celebrate the most important person in our lives…the dog!
DogFest 2017 at Arley Hall will be bigger and better than ever before! We’ve doubled the amount of parking and increased the number of access routes into the festival meaning we’re ready and waiting for even more of you and your four-legged friends to join us for the weekend.
GETTING INVOLVED JUST GOT EASIER
You told us that last year you and your dogs loved our activities and would love for there to be more… so more is what we’re giving you. As well as the Big Dog Dig and ROYAL CANIN® Chill Zone your pooch can have fun in our agility ring or cool off in one of the dog diving pools - – let's just see who gets tired first!
PETS LOVE SUMMER
Our headline sponsor and long-term friend of DogFest, Vets4Pets, are back for another year and this time they’re bringing a spot of summer with them. As part of their #PetsLoveSummer campaign they’ll be sharing tips and advice on how to help your dog make the most of the summer months in a happy and healthy way. This includes how to safely take your pet away on holiday and how best to look after your pet’s welfare in warm/hot weather.
Vets4Pets, part of the Pets at Home Vet Group, has more than 400 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK. Vets4Pets practices provide convenient and local pet care to thousands of pets every day. A number of their practices also offer 24/7 care at no additional cost, to support pets around the clock and give their owners that extra peace of mind.
With so much to do and see there’s no way you can miss DogFest 2017!
DogFest will be held at Arley Hall, Cheshire on 17-18 June and at Knebworth House on the 24-25 June. Book your tickets NOW!