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That’s pawsome! Over 400 people enjoy National Park’s Dog Fun Day

More than 400 people – and plenty of pooches – enjoyed the South Downs National Park’s annual Dog Fun Day at Woolbeding Parkland.

The action-packed event in West Sussex included a fun dog show, working dog demonstrations, “have a go” dog agility and rally obedience, top tips on dog training, and the opportunity to meet cows and sheep.

Dog ambassadors from the Heathlands Reunited project – which is working to protect and enhance the wildlife-rich heaths of the National Park – also attended and shared their expertise on dog obedience.

More than 30 people signed up to the “I Take the Lead Pledge”, which encourages responsible dog walking in the National Park.

Chloe Beckerson, Events Assistant for the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “The event was the perfect platform for dog owners to learn more about how they can help care for the countryside and know what to do around livestock.”