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Ku ring Gai Council Dog Day 2014

Ku-ring-gai Council Dog Day 2014

Dogtech dog trainer John Vella recently had a great time at the Ku-ring-gai Council Dog Day. John was on hand to give people advice on training their dogs as well as donating a Dog Whisperer book and treats for prizes for events on the day.

As you can see by the photos, the weather was good and people were out having fun with their dogs.

Blacktown City Council Pet Festival

Blacktown City Council Pet Festival

Anita Strong and ‘Chum Chum’ participated in the Blacktown City Council Pet Festival on 21 October 2012, promoting adoption from the pound and responsible pet ownership.  Chum Chum proudly wearing his Dogtech uniform, impressed everyone with his good behaviour and fancy tricks  He manages to curb his chase instinct with the cockatoo at the Sydney Wildlife stall, as captured in the photo.

RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2012

DogTech was once again involved with the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk this year and feedback received was that all events were well attended.  We were fortunate in having fine weather, which no doubt encouraged people to take part.  Our Dogtech people also had display stands in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Central Coast and Bendigo.

Pet Festival Blacktown Council

Anita Strong of Dogtech Hills District (Sydney) attended the Pet Festival held by Blacktown Council.  Anita reported as follows.

It was a great day at the Pet Festival with Blacktown City Council, held at the Animal Holding Facility on 30 October. Despite the heavy downpour for about 20 mintues, the turnout was good with over 1,500 visitiors with their dogs and a cat! I delivered a demonstration on training tips with Chum Chum, which was well received by the audience. Chum, of course, was a star on the day as he showed off his tricks and paraded around proudly in his DogTech T shirt. The event was a fantastic opportunity to reacquaint with previous clients, meet potential customers, talk to people in the dog industry and build relationship and credibility with the Council.

2011 Paws and Claws Walk at the Entrance (NSW)

The annual Paws & Claws for a Cause Community Dog Walk is held at The Entrance on the last Sunday in August each year. The event raises much needed funds for both the RSPCA Central Coast and for the Wyong Shire Animal Care Facility who both work tirelessly to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership.

Jeff Hallam and Matt Thomas supported the event and manned a display stand, offering training advice to the many dog lovers who attended.

In addition to the walk, there was family entertainment, Best Dressed Dog Competition and amusement rides for the children.  Also free vouchers for microchipping were handed out and free “poop” bags – in case of any accidents!

A picturesque location and fine weather helped to ensure the day’s success.

Holroyd Council Petfest 2011

The annual PetFest will be held on Sunday, 18 September 2011 between 10am and 3pm at Holroyd Gardens, Corner Pitt & Walpole Streets, Merrylands.

It is a fun day out for pet lovers (and their pets) with a large number of stalls, displays, educational activities and information with free entertainment all day.

Entry will be via a gold coin donation on the day to raise money for local pet rescue organisations.

Activites on the day include:

  • Pet Passion for Fashion parade; enter your pet to win
  • Free pony rides and animal farm
  • Kitty Korner
  • Free microchipping
  • Scan and Win Competition
  • Free entertainment and demonstrations
  • Stalls and prizes
  • Stockland Jack, Jess & Fetch Show
  • Holroyd Band
  • Spot Meet & Greet
  • Flyball demonstrations
  • Dress up your pet for a chance to win great prizes

Liverpool Council Free Microchipping Day at Hoxton Park

Liverpool City Council is organising a free Microchipping Day for dogs and cats on 18 September 2011 from 10.00AM to 2.00PM.   (All dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age are required by law to be permanently identified (microchipped).)

Venue is Woodford Park, Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool.  Parking at Whitlam Leisure Centre.

If you require your pet to be microchipped, Liverpool Council requests that you take along a Council Rates Notice or Drivers Licence.

On the day there will also be displays, a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, give-aways and free animal health checks – all welcome!

For further information, phone 1300 36 2170 or visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au

Million Paws Walk 2011

DogTech instructors recently supported the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk held on 15 May 2011.  As well as the actual walk, our people in Sydney and Brisbane also had display stands and were on hand to give training advice to members of the public.  Below are some photos of the Sydney event at Homebush.

Butu’s Grand Day Out

Min Lacey – Dogtech Gloucestershire

On 8 May, I attended a Fun Dog Show at Cam, Dursley with my 20 week old pup, Butu.  The show was to raise money for Teckels (a no-kill rescue) and Oldies (a charity that places adult dogs).  It was a sunny, windy day with a great attendance.  I entered Butu for 3 classes – Best Pup, Best Dog to have never won a rosette and Handsomest Dog.  Butu tried out the scurry (retrieving a bumper – timed) and surprised me by fetching and bringing back (“killing it” first …)

We also took part in a fun agility course … which convinced me that lure coursing is the sport for Butu – I’m not expected to chase the lure too!  Going through the weave of poles was more of a drag than Butu competing.  The first class was very well attended, and Butu only lost out to a Boxer – his first ever rosette for second place :-)  Given that Butu now had a rosette, I checked that he was still allowed to enter “Best dog to have never won a rosette” and he was, but with the same vet judging  I was unsurprised not to be placed.

For his last class, there were so many entries they were divided into two sections.  I was over the moon when Butu made the last eight and finally received a second rosette for fourth Handsomest Dog.

The Best of Show went to a Chihuahua (Prettiest Bitch).  Butu thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the other dogs, including a massive English Mastiff, who was heaviest in show (over 70kg!)