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Dog Day by the Bay 2016

Northern Beaches Council hosted the very popular Dog Day by the Bay at Rowland Reserve Bayview on Sunday 13 November 2016 

Proudly sponsored by PETstock.

Highlights included:

  • Meet Ryan Tate and see his detector and trick dogs in action. Ryan has just wrapped up 12 years at Taronga Zoo, working and training with a variety of species from marine mammals to birds. His knowledge of animal behaviour is exceptional and is now focusing heavily on training dogs for detection work, primarily for conservation purposes. Ryan’s dog Ari currently holds the world record for most tricks performed in under a minute and is looking forward to wowing the audience. Ryan will also conduct a dangerous dog demonstration to show how to prevent or reduce the severity of a dog attack.
  • Demonstration by the NSW Siberian Express which is an all-breed sled dog club
  • Hear tips from our experts including Dr Jo Righetti on pet behavioural problems such as excessive barking and the importance of training in the education tent.
  • Meet our friendly rangers and check your dog’s microchip to ensure your contact details are up to date.

There will be lots of competitions with great prizes to win, including the very popular Canine Fancy Dress Parade and the Doggy Dash races.

There will be free face painting and children’s activities in Kids Corner as well as your chance to have a photo of you and your pooch in the kissing booth.

The popular MCs Brian and Kaye from Essential Pet will keep us entertained throughout the day.

Stallholders will showcase their goods and services that you can browse and buy for your pets.  There will be food and drink stalls to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

Entry is free and dogs are welcome on the day.

For any further information or queries, please contact the Education team on 9970 1194 or


To register your expression of interest to be a stall holder please complete the application form.

Dog Day by the Bay 2016
is proudly sponsored by

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Doggy Dash

Dog Jumping 


Ryan Alf Ari

Dr Jo Righetti

Dog hero