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Give your dog a playrise and treat them to some Dogstival fun

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Our canine companions have helped us through one of the toughest years imaginable. Now its time to say thank you by treating them to a very special doggy festival.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 02/09/2020, 19:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Dogstival, sponsored by Purely Pets, promises to be a ‘pawsome’ weekend of fun, it’s the chance to give your dog the ultimate ‘playrise’ with a variety of canine-friendly activities, shows and demonstrations.


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Give your pup a playrise

Let your dog go wild in the water in the K9 Aqua Sports Pool where there will even be a SUP with Pup activity where you can enjoy some stand-up paddleboarding with your pup. There's also a chance to give your dog a workout at the high-energy Have-A-Go area where they can test out their agility and sniffer dog skills.

You can even learn a thing or two about your canine’s quirks from This Morning’s resident vet Scott Miller, who will share his extensive knowledge on all things dog, such as care for a senior dog, taming your puppy and essential doggy first-aid tips. You will also have the chance to treat your pup from one of the many stalls at the festival that offer doggy-friendly delights.


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Safe and healthy fun

Dogstival’s organisers have been working hard to make sure that this year’s festival follows COVID guidelines and there will be plenty of space for humans and their pups to have fun and explore while following social distancing rules. There will also be extra hygiene measures in place across the site, including numerous hand sanitisier stations and on-site cleaning teams.

Dogstival takes place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September at Burley Park in the New Forest. Tickets are only available in advance and can be purchased from Dogstival.co.uk.

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