A dog walk with a difference to raise funds for assistance dog charity
WALKIES with a difference will take place this summer to raise vital funds for assistance dog charity Canine Partners.
The Walking Dog Show will be held at Kensington Palace Gardens, London, on Sunday 19 May and Naseby Lodge, Northamptonshire, on Sunday 23 June.
The events are a unique take on a classic dog show, where dog walkers are invited to take part in fun dog show classes around the route.
“The walking dog shows allows people to take in the beauty of Kensington Gardens or Naseby Lodge whilst entering their dogs into a fun dog show,” says Cat Howourth, Events Fundraiser for Canine Partners.
“We think the walking dog show concept is fun, engaging and a bit different so we are really excited to try them out. Hopefully everyone will really enjoy them.”
Judging stations with top quality judges around the routes include Cutest Canine, Waggiest Tail, Best Ears, Best Trick, Fabulous Family and Best Junior Handler.
Canine Partners is a national charity that trains amazing assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities, boosting their confidence and independence.
The dogs are taught a range of everyday tasks including picking up and fetching items, opening doors and helping to undress a person. They can even help to load and unload a washing machine and they can fetch help in an emergency.
“Events like our Walking Dog Show are vital for raising awareness of the charity whilst raising money to transform the lives of people living with physical disabilities across the UK,” says Cat.
To find out more about The Walking Dog Shows and pre-book to compete in classes, please visit caninepartners.org.uk/events/