DogFest organisers ‘thrilled’ after thousands flock to Knebworth House

PUBLISHED: 13:23 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:45 14 May 2019

Visitors dogs have a go at diving at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors dogs have a go at diving at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A festival in celebration of dogs that featured everything from dog yoga to dog walks with Clare Balding, took place over the weekend at Knebworth House.

Clare Balding holds a book signing for fans at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOOClare Balding holds a book signing for fans at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

DogFest hosted a variety of canine celebrities: including Britain's Got Talent stars Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard, Dave Wardell and police dog Finn, the super-sleuth spaniel Molly and her owner Colin aka The Pet Detectives and several Guinness World Record breaking dogs.

Two-legged celebrities Clare Balding and Noel Fitpatrick were in attendence to sign books, give talks and lead group dog walks.

Nicole Cooper, DogFest's managing director said: "We have been thrilled with the success of DogFest at Knebworth House - people flocked from all over Hertfordshire and miles beyond to enjoy the ultimate festival for dogs.

"We were incredibly proud to be joined this year not only by Channel 4's Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, but for the first time by national treasure Clare Balding.

Lucy Heath teaches visitors the secrets to obedience training at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOOLucy Heath teaches visitors the secrets to obedience training at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

"Together with almost 25,000 festival-goers, they celebrated the amazing bond between dogs and people."

A demonstration at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOOA demonstration at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors take part in the Great Dog Walk at DogFest 2019 in the grounds of Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors take part in the Great Dog Walk at DogFest 2019 in the grounds of Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

A demonstration at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOOA demonstration at DogFest 2019 at Knebworth House. Picture: DANNY LOO

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