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Fun activities for you and your Pooch!
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Dogitude is an afternoon for Dogs and their owners to experience and environment tailored with them in mind.
Enjoy the freedom of letting them off the lead and not having to worry about upsetting non-dog lovers or let them try some fun and novel activities like Dock Diving.
Of course we haven’t neglected our 2 legged friends and there will be plenty of food and music, but the focus will be on the dogs.
There are a variety of different activities
for you and your pooch!
Health and Wellness Stage
Dr Conor Brady, BSc. PhD. Anim. Behav
Dog nutrition feeding and welfare
What dogs eat, how to improve your dog’s dinner, health and general wellbeing
Conor is a full-time writer, speaker and dedicated advocate for natural canine feeding and health.
Much of his work you will find on his website www.dogsfirst.ie or in his book Feeding Dogs: Dry or Raw? The Science Behind the Debate, which is the #1 manual on canine nutrition on Amazon.
Niamh is a qualified dog trainer working in Dublin, Ireland. Niamh is the founder of Polite Paws Dog Training, a company offering dog training and walking services across North County Dublin.
Niamh completed the Canine Behaviour and Training Technician OCN Level 4 course with AniEd Ireland in 2017.
Bringing home a new puppy, the early days. Siobhan may surprise us with a bit of her quirky humour, wait and see
Siobhan is a dog trainer and behaviourist working with dogs since 1989. She set up Dublin Pet School after noticing how many dogs attending group classes were not able to cope with the classroom environment and needed 1-2-1 training first. Siobhan specialises in reactivity between dogs and human aggression. I offer 1-2-1 personalised training plans and travel to the owners own homes.
She has a Masters in Canine Behaviour and a Diploma in Behavioural studies and a Diploma in Holistic animal healing.
Dogs Trust arrived in Ireland in 2005 and is Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. They began their work by launching our hugely successful nationwide Education programme. They now employ an Education & Community Team of 6 who deliver free curriculum linked workshops based around responsible dog ownership throughout Primary Schools in Ireland. Dogs Trust believe that by educating children, they are enabling the next generation of dog owners to make informed decisions on owning a dog in the future
Dr. Paul Kelly veterinary
Animal welfare, getting the best from exercising and keeping your dog in top condition
Paul graduated from UCD as a veterinary surgeon in 1989, since then he has worked in a variety of areas but always had a special interest in small animal and exotic animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Kelly has since furthered his education in Madrid veterinary university with a masters in orthopaedics and traumatology.
Demonstration Arena Program
K9 Detect and Find
Mantrailing is when a dog uses his nose to find a person, because they are missing or maybe just for fun. Mantrailing is not just for use by professionals, but is also a great activity for anyone who wants to spend quality time with their dog.
The team will show case 3 disciplines of this growing dog sport: running, bikejoring & scootering. The length of the relay may need to be limited if the weather is too warm.
To be announced
Training children to train their dog (DR Dogcare Ireland)
Deirdre Ryan will teach you how to support your child to get the best out of their dog.
Husky sled dog team
The republics only sled dog team will show how it’s done. Lapland here we come!
Lily 4Paws brings us this demonstration in CPR for dogs. These are the skills you never know you need until you actually need them.
K9 Detect and Find
Mantrailing is when a dog uses his nose to find a person, because they are missing or maybe just for fun. Mantrailing is not just for use by professionals, but is also a great activity for anyone who wants to spend quality time with their dog
3K Dog Walk ⎯
A fun led 3km ramble with your dog through some of the fields at Causey Farm. Wellies are advisable if the weather has been wet.
Dock Diving ⎯
This is new to Ireland, fast growing canine sport. Dogs run along the ramp and then jump into a swimming pool to retrieve their toy. The dog who lands furthest from the dock wins.
Behaviour & Health Stage ⎯
We have talks and advice from some veterinary & behavioural experts on issues which may affect your dog. We will also have health & nutrition experts on hand to answer any questions you may have concerning your dog.
Retriever Challenges ⎯
This competition is for working gun dogs, retrieving from rough grounds and ponds. Very interesting to watch their dedication and concentration.
Sheepdog Trial ⎯
Border collies have a reputation of being the most intelligent breed, watch them action doing the work they were born to do. If you have a herding dog, there will be an opportunity to see how strong his herding instincts are.
Agility Dog Competition ⎯
Have a go on our agility course or watch how it’s done.
Breed Meet Ups ⎯
Further details to follow.
Food village for humans ⎯
Of course, we will have hot dogs along with other food options. Our coffee shop will be open for treats, or feel free to bring along your own picnic. No glass bottles please.
Dog themed retail village ⎯
Selection of exhibitors on site, have a browse through our various exhibitors, anything you ever wanted for your dog will be on hand.
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