Put on a Community Dog Show
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Hold a Community Dog Show 

A pawsome day of fun and games with your canine companions is a great way to get your neighbours together! Head on down to your local park with some chew toys in tow and enjoy the opportunity to get to know your community. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but why not extend the welcome to all animals and have a pet parade!

What You Need

A group of dogs and their owners

A suitable outdoor location

Toys: dog toys, hoola hoops and football cones can be used to create fun obstacle courses for dogs

Costumes (optional)

Dog treats

Human treats

What To Do


Choose a date & location

It’s important to find a space that is suitable for you and your poochie pals that leaves plenty of room for safe social distancing: your street, a local park, a back garden. Anywhere that’s big enough and animal friendly!


Invite your neighbours & their pets 

Get your neighbours, friends and family involved, whether they have their own pets or not! Let people know about the event via your neighbourhood group message board (on Whatsapp or Facebook), and encourage people to spread the word to senior members of the community who may not be online. 

Ask for volunteers to help the event run smoothly on the day and invite people to volunteer as judges for the dog show if you would like to add an element of competition to your event.


Plan your perfect dog-show

Before your dog-show, choose all the activities that you would like to do. That way you have some time to prepare what you will need and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Here are just a few of the fun things you and your furry friends could get up to:

  • A costume competition (with prizes for the ‘best dressed’ pet).
  • A doggy talent show to show off any of your pets’ tricks! 
  • A crufts-style obstacle course.
  • A best owner/dog lookalike competition. 
  • A pet parade.


Enjoy your day of pup-filled fun!

Covid Safety Tips

  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres
  • Wear a mask
  • Make this an outdoor event


Sinead shows you how to hold your own Community Dog Show

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