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Newark – Have a Go Activities

Bring your dog and have fun together at this year’s have-a-go-activities*! It’s a great chance to bond with your dog and learn something new – or if you’ve tried the activities before, you can build on your skills together. If you enjoy yourselves, make sure you speak to the team running the activity as they may run a club that you can join too! 

This year’s activities include:

Fun Dog Shows: Does your dog have the waggiest tail or are they the most handsome hound? Take part in our Fun Dog Shows for the chance to win rosettes and compete in our Best in Show! All Fun Dog Shows are run by dog rescues and charities. More details on this year’s timetable is coming soon…

Scruffts: In search of crossbreeds with that extra something special, Scruffts is open to crossbreed dogs over the age of six months, with Scruffts rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. Scruffts will be taking place at our Newark show on Sunday 5th September only. Click here for more details.

Dock Diving: Come along and let your dog have a go and get super wet in this increasingly popular sport. Remember to bring your camera as you are sure to get some good shots of dogs flying through the air! Activity is run by K9 Aqua.

Agility: A fun and energetic dog sport where the handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off lead with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Join in the fun from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Activity is run by the Trent Valley Dog Training Club.

Lure Racing: Take on the lure challenge at our 2021 show! Lure Racing is where dogs chase an artificial lure across a field – see if your dog can get the fastest time in this year’s lure race. Activity is run by the Yorkshire Hoopers Club.

Trick Training: Have you ever wanted to teach your dog a new trick? Or have you wanted to master a dog trick yourself? Come and have a go at trick training at the show. All dogs are welcome to take part. Activity is run by the Pink Welly Training Team.

Hurdles: Let your dog have a go at Hurdles – a great activity for dogs to use their coordination and speed as they jump their way through the line of hurdles. Will they get the quickest time? Activity is run by the Felleywood Flyers.

Flyball: Flyball is a fun, fast sport for you and your dog (any breed, any size), as long as dogs are over 12 months old they can play flyball. If your dog loves a tennis ball and being active or if you’re looking for an activity you and your dog can do together, have a go at this increasingly popular dog sport. Join in the Flyball fun from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Activity is run by the Trent Valley Dog Training Club.

Scurries: Take part in fun dog scurries, which will be against the clock with prizes to be won! The scurries include a scramble, a long retrieve and an obstacle retrieve. The fastest three dogs get great prizes and special prizes for juniors too. Activity is run by Felleywood Flyers.

KC Good Citizen Bronze Test: Official Kennel Club Test… A series of simple exercises to test good behaviour. Entrants will either receive a “Pass” and a Certificate or a “Not Ready”. Rosettes can be purchased for passes at £3 each. Click here for more detailed information about the test. The test will take place from 10am to 12pm and will be run by the Trent Valley Dog Training Club.

Temptation Alley: Can your dog make it to the end of our brand new Temptation Alley? Call your dog and see if they can come back to you without being tempted by any of the treats, toys and food in Temptation Alley. There’s two courses to choose from – if you feel confident after the beginners fun course, why not try the timed advanced course where rosettes will be awarded for first to third place. Activity is run by Malamute Matters.

Mini Agility: Designed specifically for smaller breeds in mind, have a go at the fun ‘Mini Agility’ course. Activity is run by Muffin Pug Rescue.

Fastest Recall: This is a test of speed! It’s a high energy canine sport which requires your dog to chase a toy…. then come back on recall. Will your dog be the quickest of the day? All proceeds of the Recall go to the German Shepherd Rescue Elite.

Tombola Dash: The fastest times within each hour will win a prize. Fastest dog of the day wins a rosette. Activity is run by the Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue.

 

*activities subject to change and small additional charges may apply.