Dogs in big day out

Michael, Ruby and Max the dog enjoy the day. 160349

FURRY friends and responsible dog owners attended a special day at Wallington’s WRG on Saturday.
It was the first ever Responsible Dog Day Out, which included lots of information and demonstrations for dog owners.
It all began when Allason Lynch (who manages Kingston, Ocean Grove) was out walking her dog Sunny. Allason began reflecting on the number of lost and stray dogs being reported on Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads community Facebook page. So this day was her brainchild.
Jimmy, of Jimmy’s Dog Training also got on board. Jimmy gave demonstrations about communicating more clearly with your dog and developing a better understanding of the canine mind. He taught how to gain more respect and loyalty from your dog, so that you can enjoy your best friend the way it’s supposed to be. Jimmy and his team roamed the event offering great advice and tips on socialising your dog.
Of course the big drawcard for the kids (and young at heart) was the Best in Show event. Awards and prizes were given out and with the weather being kind, the day was a huge success.