16 September 2016

Meet Alberta's Working Dogs - September 17th

The third annual Working Dogs Day takes place tomorrow - Saturday, September 17th from 11am til 2pm - at Bowmont Off-Leash Park in Calgary.

Working Dogs Day will feature demonstrations from working dogs and their handlers from the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Animal & Bylaw Services, Calgary Search & Rescue Association, PADS Calgary (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society), PALS (Pet Access League Society), Canada Border Services Agency, CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Water Inspection Sniffer Dogs and RCMP Police Dog Services.

Attendees can bring their own dogs, treat them to a free nail trim and learn from dog behaviour and pet first aid specialists.

Along with the working dog demonstrations, agility, flyball and discus will also be showcased.

The event is part of the City of Calgary’s Off-Leash Ambassador Program which was launched in 2013 and nominated in 2014 for the Urban Animal Innovation Showcase.

The program features volunteers who promote Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw and encourage positive pet interactions and safety in off-leash parks. This is accomplished through education, demonstrations and discussions led by the ambassadors who act as community liaisons and positive role models in off-leash areas.

Urban Animal launched the Innovation Showcase in 2013 to discover innovative projects that could be replicated across the Urban Animal industry.

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