A SNAPSHOT OF THE FIRST PUPS IN THE PARK

A SNAPSHOT OF THE FIRST PUPS IN THE PARK

LEADER MAIN ARENA

Visit the Leader Main Arena to enjoy the most fun-filled and high action line up of dog displays and demonstrations. Our jam-packed schedule includes the best canine talent including Flyball, UK-K9, Irish Working Sheepdogs, and more to amaze and amuse all ages. Have the chance to meet Ireland’s incredible dogs with jobs and learn about their responsibilities; you’d be barking mad to miss it! 

OBEDIENCE RING

Dogs and their owners can be put through their paces with some of Ireland’s expert trainers. Let your dog show you how well they can do with basic commands, socialisation and much more – maybe you’ll both learn some fun new tricks to impress your park pals!

AGILITY ARENA

Get ready for exciting and fast-paced shows in the Agility Arena. Watch the skilled dogs of Ireland take on our obstacle course with their incredible agility skills as they jump hurdles, dive through tunnels and see-saw their way to the finish line. The Agility Arena showcases how important the partnership between the handler and the dog is. The Agility Arena have-a-go activities are only suitable to dogs with 100% recall and 100% wait.

CRAVE DOG TREATS HAY BALE RACE

Hay you, don’t paws, you’ve got to enter! See how fast your dog can hop, skip, and jump its way over our hay bale obstacle course. A hilarious activity suitable for all dogs to try out and have some fun. 

PUPPY ACADEMY
AND PUPPY PLAY PEN

The perfect spot for our smaller furry friends! The Puppy Academy schedule will consist of expert talks and hands-on workshops with canine experts, teaching us what to expect in the first months and years of life and how best to be prepared. Socialise your pup and have some fun in the Puppy Play Pen. The Puppy Play Pen is only suitable to fully vaccinated dogs under 12 months old.

THE DSPCA GREAT DOG WALK

Feel the wind in your fur as you take part in The DSPCA Great Dog Walk led by ambassadors Pete Wedderburn and more to be announced. The walk is approximately 2km around the beautiful surrounds of Malahide Castle grounds and there will be 4 walks happening each day at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.

COMPETITION CORNER

If you’re not in you can’t win! Competition Corner has a jam-packed schedule of free to enter competitions across each day. Categories include Dog/ Owner lookalike, Waggiest Tail, Best Junior Handler and more! We have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from Village Vets, Maxi Zoo and Buster Box. On Sunday, Pet Friendly Dublin are hosting a meet-up and Fancy Dress Competition.

THE CHIN-WAG WITH PETINSURANCE.IE

The Chin-Wag is brought to you by Petinsurance.ie, will play host to Ireland’s very best veterinary and canine experts including Pete Wedderburn, Suzi Walsh, Vicki Rhodes and more. They’ll be hosting talks and masterclasses on everything from training, behaviour, health, and enrichment. The Talk Stage schedule will include all the tools you need to make sure that your BFF (best furry friend) is living their best life.

OFF-LEASH AREAS SPONSORED BY MAXI ZOO

Feel the wind in your fur! Allow your dog(s) to take a break for some off-leash fun in our two off-leash areas. Please make sure your dog is in the correct area for its size and consider our dog signage on whether your dog is suitable for enjoying the off-leash area.

FOOD VENDORS

As the team behind Taste of Dublin we are proud to present Pups in the Park with the very best food offering for the humans to enjoy. Our food vendors include Los Chicanos Taqueria, Thanks Plants, Griolladh, The Crepe Box, Murphy’s Ice Cream and more to be announced.

EXHIBITORS

Our retail village will consist of over 30 exhibitors selling the very latest and greatest dog accessories, food, apparel, toys and more. Check out our list of exhibitors here