Supervet Unleashed! – This Summer, SUPERVET, Noel Fitzpatrick, is Hosting DogFest in Knebworth Park, a Festival Celebrating Dogs & all Things Doggy
Enjoy the Ultimate Doggy Day Out
Noel Fitzpatrick, the ‘Bionic’ Supervet known for his ground-breaking operations and innovative surgical techniques is bringing DogFest to Stevenage on 7th. and 8th. July 2018. Following the huge success of last year’s event, Noel is bringing DogFest back to Knebworth House in early summer, one of only three UK destinations chosen to host DogFest. Bring along your dog, or dogs, to enjoy a fun-filled, action-packed day that will get YOUR tail wagging, never mind your dogs!
If your dog is too lazy to get off the sofa, shame them into action by making them watch the dog agility displays or the dog dancing displays. If your dog is well-trained and a bit of a livewire, the ‘have-a-go’ sessions are ideal for you both? Show off your dog and your dog handling skills, in the Dog-Diving, Temptation Alley, Hay Bale Race, Flyball & the Agility Ring.
Look out for ‘Dogs with Jobs’ demonstrating the immense help dogs have given humans over the centuries. In addition to being great social companions, dogs now help people with hearing, sight and other medical problems. They also check for drugs, firearms and explosives, at airports and entertainments venues, tow sleds, rescue people from drowning, as well as those lost on mountainsides or buried under avalanches.
Visit the ‘School for Dogs‘ to pick up some invaluable training tips and maybe even ‘have a go’.
This is a great opportunity to get advice from a variety of experts, including Noel, who has saved, or improved, the lives of thousands of dogs.
Enjoy the company of fellow dog-lovers and help your dog’s social skills by taking part in the Great Dog Walk, a feel-good, heart-warming celebration of dogs and their owners. Don’t forget to bring a poo bag but if you should forget… there will be no shortage of people from whom you can borrow one! Take part in either the 2km or 4km walk sponsored by ‘The Big Tick Project’ and, after the walk, join TV presenter, naturalist and dog owner, Chris Packham in the Big Tick Project tent supported by Vets and Veterinary Nurses who can teach you all there is know about protecting your pet from ticks. Last summer, one of Packleaders’ dog owners asked Lynn to look at a lump on the leg of their dog, Oz. Having paid close attention during our dog first aid course, Lynn identified it immediately as a tick and using the tick removal tool from the doggy first aid kit we purchased after the course, she deftly removed the tick and dealt it a death blow with her heel. There is no doubt it is good to know how to check your dog for ticks and what to do if you do find one. The old remedy of a burning cigarette end is definitely not the way to go.
If you want to further pamper your pooch on their big day out, take a stroll along the outdoor shopping village which sells everything a dog or devoted dog owner could ever need. Over one hundred and fifty outlets designed to fulfil every one of your pampered pooch’s needs from essential food and hygiene items, to luxury toys, clothes, beds, blankets and even garden furniture. No doubt all the walking and shopping will help build up a sufficient appetite to enable dog owners and their pets to take full advantage of the Food Village offering everything from Woody’s Rustic Pizzas, The Wrap Shack, Viva la Toastie, The Market Grill, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream stalls, Fish & Chips, Carvery Grill, the Cornish Pasty Company, Mama’s Gin and plenty more.
Tickets can be bought in advance – £10.50 for a child, £16.50 for an adult, or a family tickets for £45. On the day, an adult ticket can be purchased on the door for £19.50, so best to order early to save some money and any possible disappointment. This is the DO NOT MISS doggy event of the year, so get those tickets booked nice and early to ensure you and your dog have something to look forward in early summer.