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Ku-ring-gai Council Dogs Day Out - April 10

Ku-ring-gai Council will be hosting their annual Dogs Day Out Event on Sunday 10 April 2016 at the St Ives Showground. All dogs are welcome to attend, owners are asked to keep their dogs on a lead, under effective control and pick up after their animals.

This year's theme is ‘Game of Bones’ where dog owners are encouraged to dress their dogs up in ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired costumes for the much anticipated Best Dressed Pet competition, being held at 12.30pm. Dog owners will also be provided with important information and advice about ensuring their dog’s property or kingdom is secure.

Every dog will win a prize. There will be doggie races in the morning and afternoon for little dogs, big dogs, slow dogs and experienced dogs. There will be many other prizes for competitions such as best trick, biggest catch, best collar / leash, cutest puppy, best bitza and dog/owner look alike. It will be a gold coin donation to enter the competitions and this money will be donated to Team Dog

The event will be presented by Kaye and Brian from plus demonstrations from renowned dog trainer Steve Austin, animal behaviourist Dr Jo Righetti, NSW Siberian Express and Australian Sleddog Sports Association. The Northern Suburbs Dog Training Club will also be on hand to introduce their club and will also be demonstrating some fantastic dog sports including agility, marching to music and dancing with dogs. 

Dogs Day Out stallholders are the ‘Who’s Who’ of the pet world. Animal rescue and welfare societies will be available to discuss any issues with your pets or potentially match you with your next family pet. Vets will be in attendance to talk about pet health matters. 

This is also your chance to stock up on items for your pooch with a whole range of pet products and accessories on display.

Ku-ring-gai Council will have a marquee with staff and all the information you may need about your dog’s identification and registration. Ku-ring-gai Council Rangers want to ensure your dog is returned home to you if it is ever lost and here you can ensure it will.

Head down early for your chance to grab one of the showbags offered to the first 300 dog owners, which will include treats, flyers, dog poo bags and a free colourful dog leash!

Dogs Day Out is a great family day out and it will run from 10am until 3pm. 

Bring your own picnic lunch or enjoy some of the great food our stallholders have to offer; Turkish Gozleme, Mediterranean Station, The Natural Pancake Co, Yan’s Asian Catering, Tropical Snow Cones and The Travelling Barista. 

There will also be free face painting and entertainment for the kids. 

When: Sunday 10th April, from 10am-3pm

Where: St. Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Road, St. Ives.

Enter by the main showground gates. Free parking is available inside the showground and the events are located near the dog rings.

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