New dog obstacle course gets tails wagging

There were woofs of delight as the first dogs to use a '˜dog parkour' course were let off their leads.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:31 am
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:36 am
Official Opening of the Fort and Fleet Dog Activity Trail at Queen Elizabeth Country Park  PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd 1800 77_001
Official Opening of the Fort and Fleet Dog Activity Trail at Queen Elizabeth Country Park PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd 1800 77_001

Jumps, ramps and tunnels are just a few of the pieces of equipment dogs can enjoy at a new outdoor activity trail at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean.

It was inspired by the International Dog Parkour Association, an organisation which promotes outdoor dog agility.

The activity trail next to the Windmill View car park will be open all year round to owners and their dogs.

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A cute collie jumps the bar PICTURE: Duncan Shepher (180077_005b)

The project was funded by Forts and Fleets which is part of the Armed Forces Covenant working with Queen Elizabeth Country Park to bring military and civilian communities closer with nature.

For more information visit petbehaviourservices.com. To see a video of dogs doing parkour go to portsmouth.co.uk

All pictures by Duncan Shepherd. To buy copies call photosales on 0330 123 0203 quoting the reference number.

Stacey Price with Billy PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_006)
Nuala Atkey, who acts as a link between dog walkers and the QE Park and has established a Facebook page Dog walkers who use QECP PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_00)
Wilf with owner Phil Distin of Walk with Wilf, and Bailey PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_003)
A cute collie jumps the bar PICTURE: Duncan Shepher (180077_005b)
Stacey Price with Billy PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_006)
Nuala Atkey, who acts as a link between dog walkers and the QE Park and has established a Facebook page Dog walkers who use QECP PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_00)
Wilf with owner Phil Distin of Walk with Wilf, and Bailey PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd (180077_003)