Oamaru Dog Expo aims to find Waitaki Super Dog


Has Barky McBark been a good boy? Reward him with visit to the Oamaru Dog Expo next weekend. Tristan Hope, Waitaki District Council Compliance Officer said after a successful event in 2019 the North Otago Dog Training Club were keen to run this joint initiative with the Council again - “we like to have trained, responsible owners in the district. We want to draw attention to dog ownership and ways to be a better owner”.

People usually only see Council officers being reactive, explained Tristan, so it was a chance to come and meet them in person, discuss the local bylaws, lead only and off-leash areas. “We thought people might not know a lot about what our officers do, and what you get for your money when you pay your registration fee.”

The expo is being held at the A&P Showgrounds on Ettrick Street in the north end of Oamaru on Saturday 23 January, 10am to 2pm. Other stall holders include dog-specific products, dog groomers, pet food companies, and the North Otago Dog Training Club will be running agility demonstrations. The club will also be crowning the first ever ‘Waitaki Super Dog’ in a competition to find Waitaki’s most well trained and agile dog. Registration for the competition is free.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead. There will be prizes for best dressed dog (and owner) and owners who look like their dogs, a ​dog parade and giveaways. On the day, dog owners who have always paid their registration on time, and whose dog has never been in the clink, will be able to apply for Selected Owner Status for free when they visit the Council stall.​

Cat people will be tolerated.​

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