Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 09:45

Duck-herding, off-road dog running and some of the most obedient pups in Cornwall will star at the Eden Project’s annual Dogs’ Day Out on Sunday March 13.

Dogs are welcome at Eden all year round, but once a year a special fun-packed day is arranged for them and their owners.

Visitors can gather in the outdoor arena and enjoy a whole host of doggy displays throughout the day.

Meirion Owen's Quack Pack are back by popular demand to provide hilariously entertaining duck-herding demonstrations.

Quack Pack’s team of border collies and comical Indian Runner ducks provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays.

Canicross Cornwall will be showcasing the sport of Canicross, which involves cross-country running with your dog.

The human participant wears a waist belt, which attaches via a bungee line to a padded dog harness. It is a fantastic way to keep both owner and dog fit while enjoying the great outdoors.

Tom Herron of Bodmin Dog Training will also be bringing a display team to show visitors how good training can produce obedient dogs.

There will also be a Fun Dog Show where owners can enter their dog into one of 10 categories, including such categories as, cutest puppy, best trick, dog who looks most like their owner and happiest dog.

Kate Francis, Eden Live Programme Producer, said: “Dogs’ Day Out is an enjoyable event for owners and dogs alike. We’ve always tried to create a friendly space for people to bring their dogs and this event is a brilliant addition to that.

“We are excited to be celebrating all things canine with a range of activities and entertainment that is sure to be fun-packed day out.”

Dogs are welcome to explore Eden’s outdoor gardens and a range of facilities are provided, including water bowls and undercover dining areas.

Dogs aren’t allowed into buildings other than the Visitor Centre and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Bodmin Dog Training display is at midday, Quack Pack at 1pm and 3:30pm, Canicross at 2pm and the Fun Dog Show at 2:45pm.

The Fun Dog Show is free to enter, but all dogs must be registered at the desk in the arena before 1.30pm. Visit www.edenproject.com for more information. 

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