Have a go

The Essex All About Dogs Show is incorporated into the Robin Hood Country Show, making it a huge show, crammed with entertainment.  The Have-A-Go activities displayed below are those that are dog related.  You can find a full listing of the Country Show attractions by visiting www.robinhoodcountryshow.co.uk

Show Sponsor: The Secret Life of Pets 2

We'd like to give a warm welcome to The Secret Life of Pets 2 who have joined us as a sponsor for our 2019 show. Join Max & the gang on their stand for a quick pooch pamper session. Once your pup is gleaming you’ll have the opportunity to pose alongside the red carpet & take home your very own pet portrait. You’d be barking mad to miss it! The Secret Life of Pets 2 is released in cinemas on May 24. Watch the trailer here.

Fun Dog Shows

With dozens of classes and rosettes for the top three in each class - the fun dog shows are always popular with visitors of All About Dogs. Our 2019 classes will be run by the Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue, German Shepherd Rescue Elite and Muffin Pug Rescue. Click here for more information about our 2019 classes...

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". The test will take place twice each day at 10.30am and 2.30pm and will be run by Training Plus Dog Training. Rosettes will be available to purchase. Click here for more detailed information about the test.

K9 Aqua Sports

K9 Aqua returns to this year's All About Dogs Shows due to popular demand! 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!

Agility Course

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Organised by the Essex Flyers, the agility course is open to dogs of all ages and breeds.


Come and see Muffin Pug Rescue and have-a-go at their agility course specifically designed with small dogs in mind.


Organised by Solar Flyball Team, 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. Bring your dog to visit the team and have a go at this increasingly popular dog sport.

Hurdles and Lure Racing

ACES was started by a small group of friends that enjoyed getting out and about with their dogs, the days got more popular with more people wanting to know what's going on and where. Join the ACES team and see if your dog can get the fastest time in either the lure race or hurdles.

Canine Parkour and Stunts

Has your dog ever tried canine parkour or fun stunts? Have a go with the team from Dog Training for Essex & Suffolk, who will be on hand to show you how it's done!

Fastest Recall

Fastest recall 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.

Fun Obstacle Course

This year's obstacle course challenge is organised by the Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue. The fastest times within each hour will win a prize. Fastest dog of the day wins a rosette.

Bobbing for Balls

Dogs will have 60 seconds to retrieve as many tennis balls from the paddling pools as possible with the three fastest dogs receiving a prize. The activity will be run by the French Bulldog Saviours and is open to all dog ages and breeds. Winners will be announced at the end of the day and it's just £1 per go.

Ask the Expert

For hands on training and advice, meet the experts from the Training Plus Dog Training Club and learn how to train your dog to respond to your commands. There will be advice on heel work, recall and more. PLUS young handlers will also be able to have a go with a children's fun class where they will be tested on walking to heel, sit, recall and more. Click here for details.

Advice on Behaviour

Do you need some help and training advice for your dog? Join the experts from the Dogs Trust School Essex for advice on behaviour as well as some training tips live at the show.

All information correct at time of publication. Aztec Events reserves the right to amend or change activities due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice. Have a go activities may include small additional charges.