Working Dog Weekend

Come face-to-face with working dogs during Working Dog Weekend at Lake Metroparks Farmpark - photo by Dani Venen

June 7 & 8, 2014
9 am to 5 pm

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

Discover the many roles that the versatile canine has played in our lives. From the tiny terrier hunting rodents underground to the Newfoundlands, the gentle giants, rescuing boaters stranded in the water. Help us celebrate those wonderful, working canines at Working Dog Weekend.

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

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Discover the many roles that the versatile canine has played in our lives. From the tiny terrier hunting rodents underground to the Newfoundlands, the gentle giants, rescuing boaters stranded in the water. Help us celebrate those wonderful, working canines at Working Dog Weekend.

Hands-on activities

Kids vs. K-9
Children will experience the world as a dog when they try their “paw” at canine jobs. Real dogs will be on hand to show you how they work and play.

  • Guide the blind.
  • Solve a mystery with Ranger Donaldson and K-9 partner Carly using only your nose.
  • Play doggie games like agility, Flyball & Frisbee


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 guide children through a wellness exam on a real dog.

  • 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 were born
  • Discover how a microchip works
  • Bring your favorite stuffed toy dog to our clinic for
    a checkup.
  • Make a cone collar (collar of shame) for your
    stuffed dog.
  • Make a dog toy to take home to your favorite
    canine friend.

Performances

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 8 and perform Frisbee Demos throughout the day Sunday, June 9; visit Skyhoundz.com 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 & Rescue

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
  • Service dogs
  • Sled dogs
  • Pony rides ($4

 

 

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.

Admission

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

Directions

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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