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Hosted by Channel 4's Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick, we're super excited to see DogFest the outdoor dog's festival come back in 2018! Watch the video from last year to get a bit of a flavour of what it's all about.

With it planned to be such a big event, we've got all the details especially for you so read on to find out more.

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What is DogFest?

DogFest celebrates everything that is special and life-changing about owning a dog. Hosted by Channel 4’s Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest is an outdoor festival where dogs are welcomed with open arms and includes The Great Dog Walk and have-a-go sessions for dogs including dog diving! Plus, talks and demonstrations on all aspects of a dog’s life, grooming sessions and a chance to enjoy food, drink and plenty of shopping.

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When is DogFest on in 2018?

DogFest will be on for 3 weekends in 2018. 

  1. Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June: Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire.
  2. Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June: Ashton Court, Bristol.
  3. Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July: Knebworth House & Gardens, Hertfordshire.

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 What's on at DogFest this year?

  • Hosted by Supervet Professor, Noel Fitzpatrick 

  • Action-packed, fun-filled weekend for dog owners and their dogs

  • Have-a-go activities for your dog including the frenetic dog sport of flyball, agility, training and obedience sessions

  • Water hilarity with dog diving 

  • Popular, fun dog competitions

  • School 4 Dogs arena

  • Hay Bale Race

  • Dogs with Jobs area (featuring a thrilling cast of dogs who work for a living)

  • ... and not forgetting the ever-popular Great Dog Walk

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 What is The Great Dog Walk? 

Twice a day, Noel will lead the way on The Great Dog Walk, which is the perfect opportunity for visitors to get some exercise with their dog, explore the wonderful surroundings of our three venues and raise some money for charity.

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 Can my dog get trained at DogFest 2018?

There are many opportunities for visitors and their dog to join in with the action, including behaviour workshops at the School 4 Dogs, where even the most disobedient dog can become a teacher’s pet! Sessions include puppy training, how to teach your dog to perform using props and obedience displays.

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 So, there's plenty for the dogs - what about us humans?

While the dogs enjoy an energising day out, visitors can watch displays in the main ring; get first-hand advice from experts during informative talks; treat themselves to a delicious spread of food and drink; listen to live music and pamper their pooch with some excellent shopping.

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With all of this and even more to be announced, DogFest is the ultimate weekend break to enjoy with our four-legged friends! See the prices, buy tickets and more on the DogFest website.