Tails will be wagging over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend as Paws in the Park returns to Leyland Festival. Run in partnership with Preston Agility Dogs, the event promises fun, games and a showstopping spectacle for dogs, their owners and any fans of our four-legged friends.
Paws in the Park will take place in Worden Park on Thursday 2nd June. With events scheduled between 12.15pm and 4.30pm, organisers have promised something for everyone, whether they’ll be bringing a pooch to join in the have a go sessions or competitions, or just want to watch the dogs do their thing.
Have a go classes will be open to any pups and their owners who fancy taking part on the day. These dog agility, obedience and display classes will also be open for onlookers to enjoy.
The schedule also includes a line up of cute competitions for anyone to enter or cheer for. With categories including waggiest tail, best rescue and cutest puppy, the day is set to be a treat for dogs and dog people alike.
Rebecca Wood, Paws in the Park event organiser and member of the Leyland Festival committee, said: “I hope anybody and everybody who loves dogs come along to Paws in the Park this year, whether you have your own pup or not! We’re planning a fun and engaging day that we’re hoping will really get tails wagging. If you want to show off your dog’s best tricks, pick up a few obedience pointers, enter a competition or just watch on as dozens of good boys and girls strut their stuff, we’d love to welcome you on the day.
“As a dog person, I’m so excited to get to meet lots of new canine friends and talk all things dog ownership with everyone who comes along. I’ll be showing off my own two dogs as well as helping to judge the competitions and keep things running smoothly. It’s going to be a fantastic day.”
The full Paws in the Park line up will be as follows:
12.15 – Dog Agility, Obedience Display & ‘Have a Go’ Session
13.00 – Best Junior Handler (Under 12 Years Old)
13.15 – Golden Oldie (Dogs Over 8 Years Old)
13.30 – Best Rescue
13.45 – Dog Agility, Obedience Display & ‘Have a Go’ Session
14.15 – Waggiest Tail
14.30 – Cutest Puppy (Dogs 1 Year Old & Under)
14.45 – Dog Agility, Obedience Display & ‘Have a Go’ Session
15.15 – Prettiest Girl
15.35 – Best Trick
15.50 – Handsomest Male
16.10 – Dog Agility, Obedience Display & ‘Have a Go’ Session
Participants are advised to arrive 10-15 minutes early for each session or competition, allowing for flex in the schedule needed to keep all dogs happy and engaged.