DOGS and their owners came out in force over the weekend for Dogstival.

Breeds of all shapes and sizes could be spotted at the event, which is in its second year and took place at Burley Park.

had been due to take place in May but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was also moved from Pylewell Park, near Lymington, to Burley.

Organiser Domine Nowell said: “We had an absolute blast to be honest. We only found out fairly recently that we could go ahead but we felt Dogstival was a perfect way to have a socially distanced outdoor event because we need lots of space for all of the dogs.

“We had around 6,500 people over the weekend at our new venue of Burley Park, which was absolutely perfect.”

Activities included dog agility courses and the K9 aquasports pool also proved popular with dogs taking to the water to show off their doggy paddle.

There were also food stands, shopping opportunities as well as talks from ITV’s This Morning Vet Scott Miller.

“Obviously at Dogstival dogs are the VIPs for the day. We had lots and lots of space, which was great,” added Domine.

“We had so much going on we had some really funny things like the Pop + Bark puppuccino bar where dogs could get a puppuccino.

“We had dog pizzas, a giant canine aqua sports diving course, have-a-go paddle boarding, scent training, gun dog village, agility, live music.

“There was such a happy vibe. Everyone was smiling the whole weekend. The sun was out and people were likening it as the Glastonbury for dogs.

“At Dogstival it is all about the dog and spoiling your dog for the weekend. It was a wooftastic day out.”