The ultimate day out for pooches and their paw-rents is coming to the Sunshine Coast

DogFest, being held at Nambour Showgrounds on October 21, is set to be a canine wonderland, complete with food trucks, dog-friendly stallholders, live entertainment, training demonstrations and workshops.

Social Marketing @ Griffith at Griffith University has partnered with Sunshine Coast Council and the Department of Environment and Science to host this unique family day out.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Response Services Education Officer Hannah Maloney said there would be plenty of fun and also an opportunity to improve the community’s knowledge about pet ownership.

“The training demonstrations and workshops will help owners create a safer and more harmonious coexistence between people and animals — that includes wildlife,” Ms Maloney said.

“Sadly, if our dogs don’t have the necessary wildlife avoidance training, they can kill or harm native animals such as koalas and possums, our protected bush turkeys or migratory and resident shorebirds.

“Our Coast is home to more than 700 native animals and we all have a responsibility to care for them.

“During DogFest, we will have numerous free interactive workshops to teach our dogs wildlife avoidance skills.

“The first of the skills in the ‘wildlife avoidance’ toolbox is having a solid recall. This will be useful around wildlife, and in everyday life.”

More dog training resources can be found on Leave It, another initiative of Social Marketing @ Griffith to support our native wildlife and dog owners in South East Queensland

This innovative and informative doggy event is not to be missed by paw-rents. Entry is free. Reserve tickets in advance online.


Family Enjoying Dog Fest Sunshine Coast 2023

Enjoy a canine wonderland at Dog Fest 2023, Sunshine Coast

Discount code MREC

Dog Fest Sunshine Coast Facts

When: October 21, 8 am – 1 pm

Where: Nambour Showgrounds

What: Dog training demonstrations and workshops, family entertainment, food trucks and stall holders.

Cost: Free. Reserve your free ticket now online.


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After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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