Dog House Stage

The Dog House Stage is where you’ll be treated to talks and demo’s on all things canine

including health, behaviour and wellbeing.

Full schedule to be announced very soon...

The Holistic Vet Nick Thompson

The Holistic Vet Nick Thompson

Delighted to welcome Dr Nick Thompson The Holistic Vet to this year's Dogstival. 

Nick is a fully trained vet with over 20 years experience. He has also trained in homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and veterinary herbal medicine. He will use both ‘complementary’ and conventional approaches, together with a large dose of old-fashioned common sense to try to establish what is really wrong with your animal and fix it. Join him on the Dog House Stage where he will be focusing on a range of topics including the benefits of raw feeding. 

The Pet Detectives Colin Butcher & Molly

The Pet Detectives Colin Butcher & Molly

The UKPD United Kingdom Pet Detectives is the only Private Detective Agency in the United Kingdom that specialises in recovering stolen or missing cats, dogs and other animals.  

Over the last decade the team that make up the Pet Detectives Agency, have established themselves as the market leader in the investigation of crimes against animals and every year recover more stolen and missing cats and dogs than any of the police forces in the UK. 

Colin Butcher, our Company Director and Chief Investigator has been recovering stolen and missing pets for over twenty years and has a wealth of experience in the investigation of pet crime. His first successful assignment was back in 1994 when serving as a Detective Sergeant with Surrey Police he recovered two German Shepherd puppies stolen from a breeder's kennels.

The Barking Mad Panel Show

The Barking Mad Panel Show

Join us for some canine for some comedy entertainment! Dogstival is creating two panel shows that pit comedians and dog experts. Hosted by quizmaster Mark Collins, Saturday at 2.15pm will see the our barking mad comedians Mary Bourke, Tony Law, Jonathan Hern and Adam Bloom compete in “Two Truths, One Lie”.

On Sunday at 2.15pm it’s They Think it’s All Rover, a canine quiz show covering music, film, famous dogs and more. With special guest comedian Barry Ferns joining the comedy team. Expect mayhem!

Hampshire Search and Rescue Dogs

Hampshire Search and Rescue Dogs

Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs are a voluntary organisation providing nationally qualified search dog teams to support the emergency services when looking for vulnerable, missing people in Hampshire. Their team of volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all weather conditions.

They will be giving talks and demo’s across the weekend, plus you’ll get to meet the real rescue heroes – the dogs!

StreetVet

StreetVet

Canine vet super heroes StreetVet are one of the brilliant charities we’re supporting this Dogstival and taking to the Dog House Stage is caped crusader and founder Jade Statt. StreetVet provides free accessible vet care to pets of people experiencing homelessness. Staffed totally by volunteer vets and nurses, they’ve grown from two vets with backpacks to 17 locations across the UK.

Dogs provide homeless or vulnerable members of society with companionship and security. How many times have we all seen someone huddled in a shop doorway with a handful of belongings and only a faithful dog to keep them company? Well, over the weekend, lets learn more about what these amazing vets get up to, the lives that change and how we can all help.

Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Meet the world champion Arson Task Force team who’ve have searched more than 1,700 potential crime scenes across Hampshire and other counties since they were first introduced in 2006. These visits have resulted in prison sentences totalling more than 500 years as the dogs are trained and licenced with Hampshire and Thames Valley Police.

The dogs work at speed to locate vapour from ignitable liquids with greater accuracy than the latest electronic field equipment. This work reduces the number of samples needed for forensic testing. They’ve previously showcased their skills to other fire and rescue services, police forces in Turkey and Afghanistan, and made appearances at Crufts

 

Testimonial:

What A Fantastic Festival

What a fantastic festival this was. Very well organised and so much to see and do with your dog. Great fun.
Will definitely be going back next year.
Thank you

Tracy Ritchie

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