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Grab the lead and get down to DogFest

The ultimate free day out for pooches and their paw-rents is coming to the Sunshine Coast. DogFest, being held at Nambour Showgrounds October 21, is set to be a canine wonderland; complete with food trucks, dog-friendly stallholders, live entertainment, training demonstrations and workshops.

The ultimate day out for pooches and their paw-rents is coming to the Sunshine Coast.

DogFest, being held at Nambour Showgrounds October 21, is set to be a canine wonderland; complete with food trucks, dog-friendly stallholders, live entertainment, training demonstrations and workshops.

Social Marketing @ Griffith at Griffith University has partnered with Sunshine Coast Council and the Department of Environment and Science to host this unique family day out.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Response Services Education Officer Hannah Maloney said there would be plenty of fun and also an opportunity to improve the community’s knowledge about pet ownership.  

“The training demonstrations and workshops will help owners create a safer and more harmonious coexistence between people and animals — that includes wildlife,” Ms Maloney said.

“Sadly, if our dogs don’t have the necessary wildlife avoidance training, they can kill or harm native animals such as koalas and possums, our protected bush turkeys or migratory and resident shorebirds.

“Our Coast is home to more than 700 native animals and we all have a responsibility to care for them.

“During DogFest, we will have numerous free interactive workshops to teach our dogs wildlife avoidance skills.

“The first of the skills in the ‘wildlife avoidance’ toolbox is having a solid recall. This will be useful around wildlife, and in everyday life.”

DogFest

More dog training resources can be found on Leave It, another initiative of Social Marketing @ Griffith to support our native wildlife and dog owners in South East Queensland

This innovative and informative doggy event is not to be missed by paw-rents. Entry is free. 

When: October 21, 8am-1pm

Where: Nambour Showgrounds

What: Dog training demonstrations and workshops, family entertainment, food trucks and stall holders.

Cost: Free. Reserve your free ticket now online.

 
 

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