DOG put humans through their paces for a special family fun dog show held in Forres.
The sun might not have made much of an appearance, but there were smiles all around for those who took part in the event at Grant Park.
The annual show organised by community warden Margaret Cowie, and pet shop owner, Pearl Hamilton, also helped raise some cash for an animal welfare organisation.
There were a number of competitions, such as ‘walk to heel’ and ‘best trick’, which were judged by Jeff Hamilton and Bill Cowie.
There was also a new ‘novice agility’ class this year, with the course organised by Graham Millar of Understanding Dogs, where dog owners were instructed by the trainers as to how the course should be negotiated.
Dogs and their ‘masters’ were then put through their paces and both were judged by Mr Millar on their skill.
Spectators enjoyed watching a pack of Siberian huskies brought along by Kinloss-based Winter Spirit Siberians who gave a display of working the dogs with their sleds along the tree-lined path in the park.
Dog owners, Louise and Tim Sugars, told the ‘Gazette’ that they take in a lot of dogs which have been rescued.
She said that their huskies have been trained to use a harness and compete in local competitions for fun.
All participants received a certificate and new Green Dog Walkers’ bandana and winners were rewarded with rosettes, vouchers and prizes donated by Pearl’s Petcare and PALs Pet Shop.
For full story and results see this week's Forres Gazette