Dogs Day Out is back!

After a hugely successful, albeit Covid-affected, inaugural event in February 2021, Dogs Day out is back on November 26/27th 2022, bigger and better! 


Hosted once again by the lovely city of Invercargill, the 2022 event has been spread over two days to maximise the opportunity for dog lovers throughout Southland and Otago to attend.


Healthy Pets New Zealand is hosting the event to help provide a valuable education opportunity for dog lovers as well as a chance for those with dogs to come along and join as great family event celebrating all things canine. 


Royal Canin are back as our Education Partners for the Saturday evening Dog Education Seminars, with our popular keynote speaker being Nick Cave from Massey University talking on “Raw food nutrition, facts, philosophies, and fallacies”.  


Nick is going to be joined by Cath Rivron of Veterinary Behavioural Therapy talking on how to tell if your dog's anxiety requires further action, and local star Christina Rock on recognising the signs of pain in older dogs. 


The Te Pukenga/Southern Institute of Technology are kindly hosting the evening in the spacious Hansen Hall, with doors open from 5pm for a $5 entry fee, but register quick on the HPNZ Dog Education Seminar Facebook page if you don’t want to miss out on a space or some finger food.


While we can’t have our canine friends along on Saturday night Sunday 27th between 9am-2pm is all about the dogs! 


With event sponsor and HPNZ Principal Partner PD Insurance helping host the day at the Ascot Park Raceway we will see the rerun of the Dogs Day Out field event that proved so popular last year.


A gold coin donation at the gate will get you access to demonstrations and have-a-go events by the local dog clubs including sled dogs, agility & flygility, obedience, and an all-breeds ribbon parade. 


As a special event around midday we’ll have a talk and demonstration by Murray Milne-Maresca of the NZ Fire Service and his accelerant detection dog Boss. 


There will be a big exhibition area with all your favourite local dog stores and the Te Pukegna/SIT veterinary nursing will be running a community clinic. The Ascot Park Raceway Sunday market will also be running next door for any food and drinks you may need to keep up with your dog for the day. 


So what are you waiting for? Put 26/27th November in your diary, make sure you’ve got a lead for your dog and come along and join us for the 2022 HPNZ Dogs Day Out!