Four-legged fun with man's best friend at inaugural Puppy Love dog show event in Aldershot Park
Well-behaved youngsters and dogs convinced the organiser of a brand new dog show that it is possible to work with children and animals.
The first ever Fun Dog Show, organised by family-run dog training company Puppy Love, which organises classes in Aldershot and its surrounding towns, was held in Aldershot Park on Monday (August 26).
More than 1,000 people, and around 200 dogs, were thought to have turned out for the event, which gave dogs and their owners the chance to show off their skills in a number of competitions and obstacle course demonstrations.
Paul Morris and wife Donna, who run Puppy Love in Farnborough, held the event in support of three dog rescue charities - German Shepherd Rescue South, Rescue Remedies and Greyhound Lifeline.
More than £500 was raised and some dogs brought along by the rescue charities were even rehomed.
Paul and Donna now plan to run the show every August Bank Holiday Monday in the park.
Paul said: "Whenever you do dog shows there's always a risk of things going wrong. But we had a junior handler session for under 16s and they were really well-behaved.
"There were six and seven-year-olds in the ring and we were really impressed with them."