Friday, September 11, 2015

Mingle with the best working dogs in Alberta

Come down to Bowmont Off-Leash Park between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 and take part in a Working Dogs Day. This fun, family event gives you a chance to meet working dogs from around the province while learning more about responsible pet ownership

Bring your own dog down and treat them to free nail trimming and learn some tips and tricks from our on-site dog behaviour and pet first aid specialists and the City’s P.U.P.P.Y team. Attendees will also be treated to agility, flyball and discus demonstrations.

Demonstrations and dog selfies

Working Dogs Day will feature demonstrations from working dogs and their handlers from the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Animal & Bylaw Services, Calgary Search & Rescue Association, PADS Calgary (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society), PALS (Pet Access League Society), Canada Border Services Agency, CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Water Inspection Sniffer Dogs and RCMP Police Dog Services. In between demonstrations, bring your camera down and have your photo taken with the different service dogs and their handlers.

Powered by volunteers

Working Dogs Day is part of our Off-Leash Ambassador program which was launched in 2013. The program features volunteers who promote the Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw and encourage positive pet interactions and safety in our off-leash parks. This is accomplished through education, demonstrations and discussions led by the ambassadors who act as community liaisons and positive role models in off-leash areas. 

More information at http://calgary.ca/animalservices. Or join our event on Facebook.

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