Dogs celebrate Christmas early
SANTA didn't have to ask who had been naughty or nice when he visited 30 dogs at Bogangar on Saturday.
They were all on their best behaviour thanks to their trainers at the Top Dog Academy.
They joined 50 dog lovers at Bogangar Public School at the dog training school's Christmas party.
The party included best-dressed and obedience competitions, games, prizes and needle felting demonstrations.
There was a guest appearance by Top dog, the academy's giant mascot.
Then came a "paws" in the festivities when Santa rewarded each dog for their great results through training.
Dog handlers took the opportunity to run their dogs over agility equipment including jumps, weaving poles, a sea saw and tunnels.
Top Dog Academy owner Rhonda Robinson said the afternoon was held for her clients and their furry friends to celebrate the festive season and all their dog training achievements throughout the year.
"The aim of the afternoon was to thank their dog handlers for all their hard work and for everyone to have some fun," said Ms Robinson.
"Ensuring your dog is well trained is very important.
"With the right training and some time and effort, problem behaviours can be addressed and people can achieve a rewarding relationship with their dog.
"Owners just need the know-how and support, which Top Dog Academy provides."