2017 A Pooch Affair: Doggie Day Out

17 JUNE 2017
10am - 4pm
Exhibition Park in Canberra

Doors open in:

2017 Schedule of Events

Plan your day at A Pooch Affair

There's plenty to see and do at the 2017 event - from interactive activities and competitions to play sessions, demonstrations and expert panels. The schedule below is subject to change, so check again later to see new additions!

Printable version: Download a copy of the 2017 entertainment program

TimeItemLocation
All DayCome & Try Agility
All breeds welcome, gold coin donation to RSPCA ACT
Coorong Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30amDances with Dogs (Demonstration)
Presented by Combined Clubs
Entertainment Ring, Budawang Pavilion
10:15am - 10:45amBreed Play Session: The More Terriers the Merrier
One terrier, two terrier, three terrier, MORE! Bring your terrier to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
10:30am - 11amPawfect Match Competition Finals
Does your dog's name match them just perfectly? Enter the competition on our Facebook page from 24-31 May for your chance to be in the final 6!
Main Stage (Budawang Pavilion)
10:30am - 11amDelta Therapy Dogs (Presentation)
Delta Therapy Dogs is a heartwarming program that brings the joy of animal companionship to those who need it most. Delta's amazing and devoted volunteer therapy dog teams brighten the lives of an estimated 20,000 Australians in hospitals and care facilities every week.
Coorong Pavilion
10:30am - 11:30amHigh Tea with Dogs Session One
Theme: Tea Amongst the Tulips
Reservations essential! Reservations open 1 May 2017.
Budawang Pavilion
11am - 11:30amNoseworks (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!
Entertainment Ring (Budawang Pavilion)
11:00am - 11:30amPets4Life: Before You Get a Dog - Tips to Get it Right
Avoid pet regret! Find out what you need to consider before you fall in love with a cute puppy including the real cost of looking after a dog, choosing a breed, dog behaviour and training.
Coorong Pavilion
11am - 1pmMix 106.3 Roadshow
Broadcasting LIVE from A Pooch Affair
Budawang Pavilion
11am - 11:30amBreed Play Session: Wowser Schnauzers
Bring your Schnauzer to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
11:30am - 12:00pmDOGUE Fashion Parade
Dog fashion parade
Main Stage (Budawang Pavilion)
11:45am - 12:15pmBreed Play Session: Oodles of Oodles
Bring your Oodle (labradoodle, schnoodle, goldendoodle, moodle...all of the oodles!) to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
12pm - 1pmHigh Tea with Dogs Session Two
Theme: Tea Amongst the Tulips
Reservations essential! Reservations open 1 May 2017.
Budawang Pavilion
12pm - 12:30pmGuide Dogs ACT / NSWCoorong Pavilion
12pm - 12:30pmCanine Disc
Presentation & Demo. Building a better bond with your dog through play.
Entertainment Ring (Budawang Pavilion)
12:30pm - 1pmShake, Drop & Roll
Best trick performed by dog on stage
Main Stage (Budawang Pavilion)
12:30pm - 1pmBreed Play Session: Small Dog Free Play
Calling all small canines to a mixed-breed open play session!
Coorong Pavilion
1:00pm - 2:30pmBreed Showcase
1:00pm     Cairn Terriers
1:30pm     Flat Coated Retrievers
2:00pm     Cocker Spaniels
Coorong Pavilion
1:15pm - 1:30mDances with Dogs (Demonstration)
Presented by Combined Clubs
Entertainment Ring, Budawang Pavilion
1:15pm - 1:45pmBreed Play Session: Sweet Spaniels
Bring your Spaniel to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
12pm - 1pmHigh Tea with Dogs Session Three
Theme: Tea Amongst the Tulips
Reservations essential! Reservations open 1 May 2017.
Budawang Pavilion
2pm - 2:30pmObedience (Demonstration)Entertainment Ring, Budawang Pavilion
2pm - 2:30pmBreed Play Session: Playful Pugs
Bring your Pug buddies to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:00pmCanine Disc
Presentation & Demo. Building a better bond with your dog through play.
Entertainment Ring (Budawang Pavilion)
2:45pm - 3:15pmBreed Play Session: Dashing Dachsunds
Bring your Dachshund to play with others of their breed! Found your canine friend's look-a-like at the play session? You could win a prize!
Coorong Pavilion
3:15pm - 3:45pmRally-O (Demonstration)Entertainment Ring, Budawang Pavilion
3:30pm - 4pmBreed Play Session: Large Dog Free Play
Calling all large canines to a mixed-breed open play session!
Coorong Pavilion

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