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World’s first stag do for dogs lets grooms enjoy boozy ‘pup crawl’ with pals

A traditional stag do tends to be full of booze, half-naked women and bad hangovers.

But now it could have a theme nobody would have expected.

For someone company has come up with the perfect stag go for dog loving grooms.

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Would-be husbands can pay for a weekend of dog-friendly games and activities including obstacle courses, doggy-paddle boarding, paw golf and even canine yoga.

Dozens of venues in Newcastle have signed up to allow grooms to enjoy their stag dos with man's best friend – as well as their best man – in tow.

The wacky “doggy do” parties are being run by Geordie-based stag and hen company Last Night of Freedom.

Managing Director Matt Mavir said: "They say a dog is a man's best friend, so it seems only right that they should be able to spend the stag or hen by their owner's side.

"Millennials went dog mad during lockdown.

"Now a couple of years later they are all getting married, so that's left many customers facing the problem of what to do with their dog during their weekend away.

"Rather than dump them in a kennel, we believe this is the solution, plus having your canine by your side only enhances what will already be one of the most memorable weekends of your life."

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Animal-loving stags can pay a few hundred pounds to have a wild night on the Toon at dog-friendly pubs, bars and hotels.

Joining in the fun is Gateshead's Central Bar which overlooks the iconic Tyne Bridge in the city.

Activities on offer include stags taking their dogs on an “It's a knock-out”-style assault course and team up for a game of doggy dodge ball.

Stags can also take their dogs paddle boarding and join them to watch rugby Premiership team Newcastle Falcons play a home fixture.

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More relaxing pursuits include having a doggy pamper day at a pet-friendly spa while canine yoga classes are also on offer.

The wacky doggy-do stag party is the first of its kind in world.

Matt added: "Geordies are known around the world for being friendly to people, but we also adore dogs and that's demonstrated by the dozen plus venues that have opened their arms to letting people bring in their pet."

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