Ku-ring-gai's canine residents (and their owners) are invited to have a ball (or a stick) at this annual event. Dogs of all shapes and sizes take over St Ives Showground, taking part in fun competitions to find out which dog is fastest, who can do the best trick, and which looks most like their owner. Specialty pet vendors are on hand to help you kit out your four-legged family members with the best accessories and nutrition options.
The event also features dog trainers and animal behaviourists, as well as performances from local dog training clubs.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch, or take advantage of the food trucks and stalls offering delicious options.
The Dogs Day Out is typically themed, with dogs encouraged to have fun by dressing up and competing for Best Dressed on the day. Past themes have included "Game of Bones" and "The Dog's Got Talent".
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