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Dog Days bigger than ever

Dog festival to run for two weeks

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With perhaps the highest concentration of dogs per capita of any town in North America, it was only a matter of time before man’s best friend was given a two-week holiday.

The Dog Days of Whistler will kick off April 16-17 at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival with events like the doggy parade, the best-dressed dog challenge, an owner/dog lookalike contest and demonstrations by the Superfly Canine Club and Canadian Rescue Dog Association.

From April 18 to May 1, a variety of other dog events are being planned.

Some of the activities include guided hikes with your dog, a dog biscuit bake-off, bingo, and a silly dog trick expo. More events will be added in the coming weeks, so check www.tourismwhistler.com for more details.

Dog Cookie Bake Off

On April 24 a panel of hungry dog judges will decide who makes the best dog biscuits in town. All of the biscuit recipes will be compiled into a cookbook that will be sold to raise funds for the WAG shelter.

Dog Launching Competition

A first in Whistler, this contest is basically a long-jump for dogs starting on the dock and landing in the lakes. The dog with the longest jump wins.

Dog Hikes

Tailwagrrrs will be providing guided hikes to introduce dogs and their owners to trails around Whistler. Hikes will take place every morning and evening from April 19 to 30.

Doggy Demos

Learn to care for and train your dog at various displays around Whistler Village.

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