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June 7 & 8, 2014
9 am to 5 pm

Event information
Due to the nature of this event and facility,
please do not bring your pets.

Schedule of events

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd;
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 • 800-366-3276

Watch working dogs in action during Working Dog Weekend at Lake Metroparks Farmpark - photo by Dani Venen
Performances More Canine FunPresentations

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It’s time to celebrate those wonderful working canines! See the Buckeye Dock Dogs and Skyhoundz Frisbee Dogs display their aerial skills while the Hampton Hills Newfoundlands perform water rescue demonstrations. Meet police K9s and more and see them in action.

Hands-on activities

Kids vs. K-9

Children have the chance to try their “paw” at canine jobs & sports. Real dogs will be on hand to show you what to do.

  • Guide the blind
  • Try canine sports like agility, Flyball and Frisbee
  • Solve a mystery using only your nose! (Ranger Donaldson and K-9 partner Carly assist.)
  • Discover how dog power was used years ago by walking on a treadmill

Toy Dog Parade
Hey kids! Bring your stuffed animal dogs with you to Working Dog Weekend and march with your favorite canine friend in a special toy dog parade of breeds!

Working Dog Weekend Pet Hospital
Doctors from the Animal Clinic of Chardon will be on hand to guide children through a check up on their toy dogs.

  • Hear the heartbeat of a dog through a stethoscope
  • Learn to check a dog's eyes, ears and teeth
  • Look through a microscope at a flea
  • See x-rays of puppies before they are born
  • Discover how a microchip works
  • Make a cone collar (collar of shame) for your toy dog.
  • Make a dog toy to take home to your favorite canine friend
  • Help with a wellness check on a real dog in the Theater


See the Buckeye Dock Dogs and Skyhoundz Frisbee dogs display their aerial skills while the Hampton Hills Newfoundlands perform water rescue demonstrations.

Skyhoundz will hold a trial Saturday, June 7 and perform Frisbee Demos throughout the day Sunday, June 8; visit for details.


Discover new advances in pet care from Kirtland Veterinary Hospital.

Other organizations performing include:

  • Canine Freestyle Federation (CFF)
  • Police K-9 units
  • Great Dane Club of Cleveland
  • Ohio Search Dog Association

Schedule of events

More Canine Fun!

Aqua Rescue Dog - Photo by Earl Lunaburg

Meet Lake Metroparks Ranger Pat Donaldson and his search and rescue K9 Carly. Talk with service and rescue groups, 4-H clubs, therapy, companion and guide dog organizations. Check out the pet-related items and services available from vendors onsite.

Popular demonstrations include:

  • Sheepherding
  • Parade of breeds
  • Obedience & agility
  • Rescue groups
  • Partners with Paws
  • Service dogs
  • Trailbreakers Sled Dogs
  • Pony rides ($4)

Schedule of events

Reading to Rover
1 to 3 pm both days in the Exhibit Hall

This program, developed to help children improve their reading and social skills, builds self confidence by providing a fun, non-judgmental and comfortable environment where children read to dogs. Stop by the Exhibit Hall and read to one of these wonderfully trained, gentle therapy dogs. Children’s books will be provided for our younger guests by the Geauga West Library.

Pick up something special for you and Rover in the Farmpark Gift Shop and treat yourself to a tasty bite in the J&J Café.

Due to the nature of this event and facility, please do not bring your pets.

Dryland Sled Dog Racing

Trailbreakers Sled Dog Club will introduce you to the exciting sport of Dryland Sled Dog racing. A variety of breeds take part in this sport, it can be done with a single dog, up to a team of six.


  • Ages 2 - 11, $4
  • Ages 60+, $5
  • Ages 12 - 59, $6
  • Children younger than 2, Free
  • Farmpark members, Free


Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
(440) 256-2122 · 800-366-3276

Take 1-90 to Rt. 306 (Mentor, Kirtland Exit), South on Rt. 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt.6), East on Euclid Chardon Road one mile. Entrance to Farmpark is on the right


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