This year’s action-packed Dog Fun Day, near Midhurst, in West Sussex included a dog show, working dog demonstrations, ‘have a go’ dog agility and rally obedience, tips on training and the opportunity to meet cows and sheep.
Dog ambassadors from the Heathlands Reunited project, working to protect and enhance the wildlife-rich heaths of the National Park, also attended to share their expertise on dog obedience, as well as share information on the National Park’s Take The Lead campaign, encouraging ‘responsible dog walking’ through tips such as sticking to paths during the bird nesting season.
Chloe Beckerson, events co-ordinator for the South Downs National Park, said: “This is always one of the highlights of our events schedule as it’s such a fun day for everyone.
“It’s also a great opportunity for dog owners to learn more about how they can help care for the countryside and know what to do around livestock.”
The event was held at the National Trust’s Woolbeding Parkland and organised by the National Trust and South Downs National Park Authority.