We’ve joined up with the amazing Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to bring you this brilliant, fun and entertaining new area to the Festival.
Bring your dog along on the day and enter them into the following categories:
Timings on BOTH days:
10.30am – Hearing Dogs Demonstration
12.30 pm Dog Competition Starts
3pm – Hearing Dogs Demonstration
3.30pm Competition continues
No need to book, just turn up on the day and register your dog between 9am and 11.30am once you have paid to get into the event
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity which trains hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings that they would otherwise miss.
They train hearing dogs to alert deaf children and adults to important sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, door bell, telephone, a baby’s cry and the smoke alarm.
Hearing dogs are easily recognisable by their distinctive burgundy jacket and lead slips, which help to signal the recipients otherwise invisible disability, bringing increased peace of mind for the deaf person. Deafness can be an incredibly isolating and lonely disability, and a hearing dog provides life-changing independence, increased confidence, companionship and a feeling of security.
Come and see them demonstrate over the weekend in the Family Fun Dog show arena an see just how clever they are.
Hearing Dogs will be joined by Aston Hearing – who’ll be there promoting good health for human ears!
There’s going to be a Tombola, Hearing Dog’s merchandise for sale, Doggie ‘Lucky Dip’, a name the Toy Hearing Dog puppy competition
All proceeds from this area (excluding the treats/photo booth stalls) go to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
We also have Dog Treat Food stalls, Temptation Alley and a Doggie Photo Booth where you can have pictures taken of you with your best friend.
Unique Pets Photography is excited to be offering a photo booth at the 2017 Thame Food Festival. Resident photographer Robin Hall will be on hand during the day all weekend, with his camera at the ready. He will have a selection of backdrops and a few props to capture just the right image of your family, including any four-legged friends. You can view the image on the day and order a 10 x 8 print for just £15. Alternately get 20% off a photo shoot booked during the weekend and come into the Aylesbury studio for an hour’s session, and any special effects you want, to get the pawfect pawtrait of your loved ones.
Can you dog resist TEMPTATION ALLEY?
Have a go and test your dog’s recall in DOG ONLY NOSE’S Temptation Alley.
Your dog will be enticed by treats, toys and food as they head down the alley and it is your job to call them back to you. The aim of the game is for your dog to avoid temptation and get to you without eating food or grabbing toys…