THE PURELY PETS MAIN ARENA
The main arena will be jam-packed with entertainment for all the family. Hosted by Mark Collins from Wave 105 the team at Dogstival HQ can’t wait for all the exciting demonstrations and displays designed to showcase the astonishing talents of our four-legged friends.
From traditional working dog displays to agility, canine cunning and dogs who just know how to get a laugh from the crowd! We are delighted to introduce……
ROCKWOOD DISPLAY TEAM
We’re delighted to welcome back the fabulous Rockwood Dog Display Team. They’ll take everyone through every aspect of dog training from obedience performed to music. With dogs jumping through 10inch hoops, agility, fly ball and active Man Work where a dog is seen to apprehend an armed criminal.
Led by Martin Winfield, Rockwood’s amazing canines will demonstrate their skill and courage by negotiating the 80 foot ramps, parallel bar walking and leaping through fire squares. It’s even more amazing that many of these display dogs were once rescues. That should get an even bigger cheer!
With displays on national TV along with Royal Shows, Military Tattoo’s and of course Crufts appearances, there’s probably not a better show in town!
STUART BARNES DOG AND DUCK SHOW
Stuart was known as the Animal Kid during his years growing up on the South Island of New Zealand. He had more pets then he could count; from possums to magpies, to many more homeless species, all living in and around the house, with a large number in the closets and drawers of his bedroom.
Since those childhood days, Stuart Barnes has travelled to over 100 countries working with wildlife, and his passion for the canine species has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about dogs.
In countryside and corporate shows, Stuart and his team use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved.
The show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, giving the audience a new understanding of the Way of the Dog.
THE DOGSTIVAL FLYBALL TROPHY…… A SPORT WITH BALLS!
Is your dog a speedster and loves retrieving a ball? Is so, flyball could be a sport they love and we’ll have demo’s and our trophy Challege from the experts with the TNT Flyball Team and Hampshire Harriers along with other local teams going head-to-head live in the main arena.
Apparently, the best flyball dogs are Whippets crossed with Collie’s…..speed and intelligence in perfect flyball harmony.
The reality is, it’s a sport that’s great for all dog breeds and ages, so head down to our ‘have a go’ area and sign your paws up for a free go after watching the professionals show you’re their canine skills.