Have-A-Go Activities

This popular area is a chance to teach your dogs new tricks or discover your dogs superpower! There’s no need to pre-book, just sniff out the activities as you make your way around the show. Some activities may incur a small cost on the day.

Agility

In partnership with Butcher's Nourishing Food for Dogs

Our Agility Ring is back for you to have a go negotiating the obstacles with your dog. Our friendly team will be on hand to help novices learn how to approach each obstacle correctly and safely. 

Catch The Flag

Catch the flag is a sport where dogs chase a lure (a flag or toy) which is quickly pulled by a machine through the grass to replicate a small animal running, stimulating your dog’s natural prey instinct. It’s great for dogs that love to chase or just have a ton of energy and great for practising your dog’s recall as it’s in a safe-controlled environment.

Hay Bale Racing

Discover how fast your dog is against another or why not see if you can beat your own time as you take on a series of Hay Bale jumps. This is a great mental exercise for your dog and there’s no better way to build their confidence than to work together with you to make it across the finish line.

Dog Diving

Unfortunately, we are not able to run our Dog Diving activity at Loseley Park this year. This is due to the unprecedented amount of rain we have had over the winter causing the ground water levels to be too high, and the ground too soft to cope with the additional water and weight of the pools. As organisers we must do what's best for the venue and environment which is why we have chosen not to run this activity at Loseley.

Play Zone & Giant Ball Pit

The Play Zone is one of the most popular areas of the show. With a doggie desk chair for photo ops, swingball and giant ball pit, it's a great chance to unwind, bond with your dog and meet new furry friends.

Dog Dancing

Dancing feet..and paws at the ready! DogFest is proud to host the ultimate dog dance party. Catch our Crufts winner ('23) Nicci Hindson and dog Elsa as they give you an intro to starting a career in dog dancing in the Have-A-Go Ring.

Have-A-Go Ring

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Experts in activities such as hoopers, scentwork, gun dog training and wag and tone will be on hand to teach you the basics of each discipline so you and your dog can carry on having fun at home and learn to master new skills.

Hoopers

Hoopers is a fun dog sport that’s ideal for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels. Dogs navigate a course of hoops, barrels and tunnels with the same pace and excitement as agility. But the courses are flowing and don’t involve tight turns – making it accessible for everyone! Hoopers is focused on the ability of dog and owner to work together as a smooth-flowing team so it’s a great bonding activity too.

Barn Hunt 

Barn Hunt is a fun and exciting new sport that taps into your dog’s natural instinct to sniff and search. The game is set in an arena filled with straw. Climbing over bales and crawling through tunnels, the aim is for your dog to use their nose to find the prize without getting distracted by the decoys.

Barn Hunt is suitable for absolutely all types of dog. No matter what their breed, age or physical fitness, any dog can take part in the fun and games!  A nominal fee will be charged for this activity.  

Canicross

Join the cross-country running with your dog craze! You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy running with your best friend - anyone can do it. The Canicross UK team of experts will be on hand to help you test out all the gear - your dog wears a harness specifically designed to allow them to pull, you wear a belt/harness which allows hands-free running and you are attached to your dog with a bungee line.

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