The Somerville Dog Festival is an anual dog friendly event typically held mid September . We have attended this dog friendly festival for a few years and had a great time letting our dog try out new dog sports, competing in best trick contests and watching exhibitions. The Frisbee Dog exhibitions were my personal favorite with high flying dogs and non stop action. The best dog trick and look alike competitions will make you laugh as well.
In addition to demonstrations of Agility, Rally, Fly-ball, Free Style Dance, Nosework and Urban Mushing. You and your dog can participate in the various activities with the guidance of local dog trainers. This aspect of being able to try things with your dog rather than just watch is what makes the Sommerville Dog Festival a must do event for us.
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For the past couple of years, the Somerville Police Department’s K9 unit has performed police dog takedowns. Here is a link to a series of photographs I took during one of the (add link) demonstrations.
This is a free event and you are invited to bring your dog. The main sponsor of the Somerville Dog Festival is the Porter Square Veterinarian, in addition to other generous sponsors who care about dogs. You will have a chance to meet various dog trainers and local dog people who make cool stuff for dogs in the vendor section of the festival.
Here are a couple of links and more information about the Somerville Dog Festival, typically their website is updated late summer.