WE had a paw-some time at DogFest’s Cheshire event today – the ultimate dog-friendly festival to enjoy with your furry pal.

The event, in partnership with ManyPets, took place at Tatton Park this weekend, with special guests, activities and plenty of retail therapy.

We took Rosie along to enjoy the festivities, because what better way to review the event than get a dog’s perspective!

Winsford Guardian: Michaela Strachan Opens DogFest Tatton Park. Credit: Nigel KirbyMichaela Strachan Opens DogFest Tatton Park. Credit: Nigel Kirby

There were more than 150 shopping stands available and Rosie’s nose dragged us to anything selling treats…

The variety of stalls available was really impressive – from collars, leads, harnesses and toys, to treats, food, pet portraits and travel crates.

We particularly loved one stall called Paw Couture and purchased Rosie a bow and me a matching scrunchie.

Winsford Guardian: Rosie at Paw CoutureRosie at Paw Couture

Another unique idea was getting a picture of your dog embroidered on clothing.

For those who are aren’t interested in the latest four-legged fashions, there was still lots on offer, including the great idea of a pet first aid kit for emergencies.

On-site there were 10 activities for adventurous dogs to try their paw at, including flyball, dog diving, agility, obedience, haybale racing, a fun dog show and dog walks.

Winsford Guardian: Dog divingDog diving

Some dogs looked like they were having a ball, and we saw them launching themselves into the water at the dog diving activity to retrieve their ball.

But for more reserved dogs (like Rosie!) there were smaller activities to enjoy, like a splash zone with paddling pools and a ball pit.

There was expert advice on behaviour and demonstrations from dog trainers, including TikTok sensation Lucy Heath who gave some top tips on how to get your dog to perform some of her well-known tricks.

Winsford Guardian: The ball pitThe ball pit

We think Rosie might need a little more practice... but we’re sure she was listening intently!

When it came to lunch time, there was a great range to choose from.

Rosie was very interested in the different smells coming from the burgers, pizza and other catering vans, but instead she enjoyed one of her treats from Earth Animal.

Winsford Guardian: Rosie picking out her treat at Earth AnimalRosie picking out her treat at Earth Animal

DogFest is a brilliant day out to enjoy with your furry best friend, meeting other dogs of all shapes and sizes, appreciating the amazing pet-related businesses out there, supporting dog charities and even learning a thing or two from the experts.

If you didn’t have chance to go this year, make sure you remember to book your tickets for next year’s event.

Winsford Guardian: It was sponsored by ManyPetsIt was sponsored by ManyPets

For further information, visit dog-fest.co.uk.