The May Bank Holiday might have been a little rainy, but nothing could dampen our spirits! We had such an amazing weekend meeting gorgeous pooches and their fabulous owners at Malahide Castle and Gardens and boy, did we learn a lot!
It was such a joy to be able to welcome so many of you to our Leader tent where your pups were able to avail themselves of our big surprise – a Pick ‘n Mix, just for pups, all crammed with treats to have them coming back for more (and boy, did they come back for more!!). It was a great chance to meet with our team, get your nutrition questions answered by our expert team, and check out some of our enviable merch – honestly, it’s a miracle any of us managed to make it out of the pavilion without being laden down with a Teddy Maximus bag in every. Single. Colour.
Our Leader playground was the happening spot to make new furry friends and try your tricks against the other doggos who were experimenting with our puissance jumps, our hoops and Leader drawbridge. From our playground, you had a great view of the Leader Main Arena, where you could see amazing demonstrations by Matty Lambden with Tamrose Labradors, the amazing K9 Mountain Search and Rescue team, and even a real-life sheep herding demo!
Over on the Talk Stage, we heard amazing information from Pete Wedderburn, vet extrordinaire, and our very own Vicki Rhodes, too, to name but a few amazing presentations. With an Agility Course, Hay Bale Race, Puppy Academy, and plenty of areas for dogs to run and explore off lead in a safe environment, there was something for everyone. Things heated up in the Competition Corner, where good boys and girls won fabulous prizes all day long on both days, which was a real joy to witness!
A serious amount of retail therapy was going on, with happy owners and suitably delighted dogs as far as the eye could see!
We know we can’t wait for next time!