2017 A Pooch Affair: Doggie Day Out

16 JUNE 2018
10am - 4pm
Exhibition Park in Canberra

Doors open in:

Activities & Attractions

There's lots to see and do at A Pooch Affair 2018

Check the Event Schedule so you don't miss out! MORE TO COME.

Doggie MallSpoil your canine companion with a shiny new toy, tasty nibbles & more from the retail booths in Budawang Pavilion. (See listing)
Doggie Diner & CaféAn empty stomach can make anyone a little fractitious - keep your pooch topped up at the Doggie Diner & Café in Budawang Pavilion! A separate human-only food area is just nearby, so you don't have to go hungry either.
Paws 'n Pose Photo BoothA complimentary "Paws and Pose" photo booth will be available for you to take lots of happy snaps of your special doggie day out!
High Tea With Dogs: Denim and Diamonds

Thanks to Gold Partner Barlens

High Tea With Dogs: Denim and DiamondsThis unique dining experience allows you and your four-legged friend to get dressed up and indulge in gourmet treats.

Prizes for Best Dressed to be won in each session!

Reservations essential!
Hourly Lucky Door PrizesCollect your complimentary raffle ticket when purchasing your A Pooch Affair entry ticket.
Breed Play Sessions

Thanks to Gold Partner Royal Canin

Calling all cavorting canines! We have 20 breed-specific play sessions this year, PLUS open play sessions for small and large breeds.

Sessions are in Coorong Pavilion - Check out the schedule for all session times.
Showbags, Info & Merchandise

Thanks to Partners and Supporters:
Best Friends   Hill's Science Diet  L'Barkery   

Head to the A Pooch Affair booth in Budawang Pavilion to pick up a showbag (numbers are limited!), merchandise or ask a question about the event.

Complete a 2 minute survey at the event & go into the lucky draw to WIN some great prizes!
International Certified Master Groomer Melanie Newman
Presentations at the Doggie Day Spa & Pamper Station

Thanks to Silver Partner Best Friends

Special guest International Certified Master Groomer Melanie Newman shares her tips on skin and coat maintenance between professional grooms:
  • Talk through basic bathing tips and tricks
  • Correct tools for particular coat types
  • How to use the correct tools for different breeds and coat types
Presentations held at the Doggie Day Spa & Pamper Station in Budawang Pavilion.
Check out the schedule for session times.
Outdoor Tough Mutt Challenge
Competition
Tough Mutt Challenge: Do you and your dog have what it takes?The Tough Mutt Challenge is a new event being launched at A Pooch Affair 2018. A FUN outdoor obstacle course with a difference, designed to test the bond between you & your dog in the funnest of ways.

Do you and your dog have what it takes?

Enter on the day - $10 Challenge entry fee will be donated to RSPCA ACT.

Awards presented in the Entertainment Area at the end of the day.
Presented by Tough Mutts
Size Doesn't Matter!
Largest Dog & Smallest Dog
Open Competition

Thanks our Partners Best Friends Hill's Science Diet

Does your pooch take up most of the bed or lounge? Or is your pooch so small they can curl up into the tiniest ball and almost go unseen?

Let's see how BIG or how small your pooch is compared to others! Prizes to be won for the largest and smallest!

Catch it on the Main Stage at 10:30am in Budawang Pavilion! No registration required.
Bling Furbabies
Competition - Registration Required

Thanks to APA Supporter DOGUE

Does your pooch like to strut their stuff? This is their big chance to dress up and hit the stage, with prizes to be won! Check it out on the Main Stage at 11:30am in Budawang Pavilion.

Register on the day at the APA Information Booth.
Ready, Set, SLURP!
Competition - Registration Required

Thanks to APA Supporters Pupcake Bakery & L'Barkery

Ready, Set, SLURP! Woof down a treat followed by a bowl of doggie beer. First to finish wins!

Two categories: small dogs & large dogs (Capped at 10 dogs for each category)

Check it out on the Main Stage at 12:30pm in Budawang Pavilion. Prizes to be won! Register on the day at the APA Information Booth.
Not-For-Profit & Community GroupsGet in touch with local dog clubs and organisations promoting animal welfare in Coorong Pavilion. (See listing)
Animal Rescue GroupsWe already know you love dogs. If you've ever considered volunteering at animal rescue service/shelter, or just want to know more about the adoption process, head to Coorong Pavilion and talk to passionate local animal rescuers. (See listing)
Lifeline Canberra Doggie BookshopLifeline Canberra is considered amongst the most pre-eminent charities in the ACT, regularly setting the benchmark for leadership in suicide prevention and community-wide awareness for mental health advocacy. Lifeline Canberra exists to save lives of those experiencing thoughts of suicide. Support Lifeline Canberra by buying a book (or five) and help save a life.
Come & Try Agility Course
Open Activity

Thanks to our Charity Partner   RSPCA ACT

See how nimble your dog is at the Come & Try Agility Course in Coorong Pavilion! All dogs are welcome to participate and have fun for a gold coin donation to our charity partner, RSPCA ACT.
Dances with Dogs
Demonstration
Dances with Dogs is not about dancing - it is about having fun through learning tricks with your dog and linking them together to build a short routine using a piece of music to provide theme and timing. Check out this amazing display of skill, grace and obedience at the Entertainment Ring in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by Dances with Dogs

Training using Motivational Toys
Demonstration
Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by KONG

Canine Disc & High Jump
Demonstration & Presentation
Check it out at the Entertainment Area in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by 4 Paws Sports

Noseworks
Demonstration
Noseworks is a wonderful activity for all dogs that uses both physical and mental energy and can be done almost anywhere and anytime and with any ability.

Noseworks uses a dog's massive olfactory senses to hunt smells - their specially designed noses and over 12% of their brains are just for sniffing!

Do your dog a favour and find out more today! Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by the Belconnen Dog Obedience Club

Dogs with Disabilities
Demonstration
Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by Operation Dog

Synchronised Obedience
Demonstration
Obedience is all about demonstrating the dog's ability, intelligence, understanding of the work required, and the cohesion of the handler and dog as a team. Check out this amazing display of synchronised skill and teamwork at the Entertainment Area in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by the ACT Companion Dog Club

Responsible Pet Ownership
Presentation by TCCS
See it on stage in Coorong Pavilion.
Check out the schedule for the session time.
Service Dogs - A New Van for Dee
Presentation
See it on stage in Coorong Pavilion.
Check out the schedule for the session time.
Royal Canin
Presentations
Two presentations on stage in Coorong Pavilion:
  • When they're growing, every detail counts - how to ensure your puppy has the best
  • The unique needs of your breed
Check out the schedule for the session times.
Guide Dogs ACT / NSW
Presentation
See it on stage in Coorong Pavilion.
Session time
Dr Pearson
Presentations
Two presentations on stage in Coorong Pavilion:
  • What is integrative/holistic vet medicine and how is it different from regular vet practice?
  • What is titre testing and why is it important?
Check out the schedule for the session times.
Cairn Terriers
Presentation
The best little pal in the world! See it on stage in Coorong Pavilion. Session time
Lucky Stars Sanctuary
Presentation
Caring for injured wild animals on the side of the road. See it on stage in Coorong Pavilion.
Check out the schedule for the session time
Dachshund Ramps
Demonstration
Help your dachshund get where they need to be! See it in Breed Play Area One in Coorong Pavilion.
Check out the schedule to see what time

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Thanks to our partners:

Barlens: Great parties live on forever
Royal Canin
Mix 106.3 Canberra FM
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Best Friends: The best in pet care
Mavlab Animal Health: We do care
Tamaruke
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Healthy Pet Chefs
Isabel's Dog Grooming
Hall Veterinary Surgery

Thanks to our supporters:

Love 'Em
Elm Cottage
Meals for Mutts
Pupcake Bakery
DOGUE
Rufus and Coco
Pups4Fun
Dogs ACT
L'Barkery

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