Dog lovers and their prized pooches descended on Hebden Bridge to take part in the annual ‘Happy Hounds’ event.
Held on Saturday in Calder Holmes Park, the day was organised by Hebden Royd Town Council and Calderdale Council in response to complaints about irresponsible dog owners.
But it’s recognised those people are in a minority and the event was designed to celebrate all that’s great about responsible dog ownership.
Local dog trainers were on hand to give useful information and highlighted some of the important roles our four-legged friends play in society.
Ulti-mutts Agility, based in Sowerby Bridge, ran demonstrations and ‘have a go’ agility classes and there was also a number of fun dog categories, including ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘dog who takes food most politely’.
Demonstrations, face painting and children’s entertainment kept little ones entertained throughout the afternoon.
The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Tony Hodgins, said: “Hebden Happy Hounds was a great success, the weather was good to us and the turnout was brilliant. The agility dogs were very good to watch and the entries for the fun classes were the best ever and raised over £150 for the Mayor’s charity, for which we are very grateful.
“I hope the event can now go from strength to strength and we would like to thank all the stall holders and participants for making it a day to remember.”