You won’t want to miss the Bone-A-Fied Talent Group’s two performances in the Main Arena! You will be amazed as you watch famous pupstars, Beasley and Felix, perform jaw dropping acts! Fur N Flow is an underwater-themed LED light wonderment. Watch as talented dog trainers, Chrissy Joy and Christina McCauley, test their skills hooping with their trick dogs in an LED experience you won’t believe! Also, don’t miss their Making A DifFURence performance. Watch these talented pupstars unravel a story-like performance full of tricks, a little bit of humor and a whole lot of heart! Bone-A-Fied Talent Group is known for their fun and dynamic performances with a strong message sent home. Making A DifFURence focuses on not judging a book by its cover and helping others – all in one fur-tastic theatrical adventure!
Dock diving is a must see! You can watch these amazing flying dogs dive far into a pool of water. You’ll be amazed at how far and high these dock divers can go! Not only can you just sit back and watch competitors compete, but there will be two hours each day for anyone to try their dog on the dock. ANY dog can do this!
Feast your eyes on one of the most fast-paced dog sports around! Teams of dogs race each other over hurdles to retrieve a tennis ball. This high energy sport will have you cheering and amazed at how quick these dogs are! Hard Drive Flyball will have teams running throughout the entire weekend. They will also interact with attendees and their dogs to learn how they can also do it and to try it out!
Come watch dogs jump over hurdles, run through tunnels and zip through poles! So, come watch or bring your dog to learn how to get into this fast and fun sport that ANY breed or size of dog can do.
Schutzhund is a dog sport that was developed in Germany to test breeds for the traits necessary for police-type work. Watch these hard-working dogs demo Schutzhund throughout the weekend. You’ll also have the chance to learn more about the sport and how to get into it!
Obedience for dogs is to show that they have been trained to behave in a home, in public and in the presence of other dogs. Let these trainers awe you with the training they have instilled in their dogs!
These dogs must be able to detect a hidden target odor. Many of these dogs are used in the field to keep the public safe from bombs, find drugs, find missing persons and many other tasks. Watch them live and in action!
Be sure to check out French Ring Sport! You’ll be able to watch one of the most exciting dog sports to reach America that involves jumps, obedience and bite work!
Watch, and even have your dog try, Barn Hunt! All your dog needs is his nose & instinct to sniff out the target. Typically, rats are used in a protective, breathable tube, but at our event, treats will be used. So, enjoy watching professional dogs showcasing it, or enjoy letting your dog run the course and sniff out some treats!
Weight pull is a fun dog sport to watch and to cheer on! This sport is 100% safe and is a great outlet for high energy and/or dogs with behavioral issues. Weight pull gives dogs a great way to release that energy. Attendees and dogs will have the chance to try pulling and learn the great benefits of weight pull! ANY size and ANY breed CAN do this!
Watch these high-flying dogs catch some disc in the Main Arena! You will be awed by the dog and handler moves and momentum they have and how well they stay in sync with one another. The Martial Arfs well be demoing disc but also working with attendees on how they can get their dogs into disc too!
You can let your dog have a blast running a lure course! Your family dog can let loose and be a star as they have fun running agility and speed tracks and much more! (www.dogloversdayslurecourse.com)
Take your dog to our Doggy Playground for some fun interactive playtime to make new dog friends! The Doggy Playground will be downstairs and will be divided into a big dog section and a small dog & puppy section. A professional trainer will be there to answer any training and dog socialization questions. Bring your new puppy to learn how to appropriately socialize them with other dogs!
You may know Shorty Rossi for his television show “Pit Boss.” However, he is more than just a TV star; he is a Pit Bull advocate. For years, he has been on tour promoting breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for Animal Rights, encouraging spay and neuter clinics and promoting his book “Four Feet Tall and Rising.” Meet Shorty & get your picture with him at his booth, along with his Pit Bull companion, Ares!
Stop at our Bark Easy for a drink. Tito’s will have fun dog-themed drinks for adults 21 and older. So, take a quick break from all of the dog fun to rest your feet for a bit and have a drink!
Are you looking to add a four-legged friend your family? Make sure you come to the demo stage for Adoptable Dogs on Display! Throughout the weekend, there will be scheduled times that rescues will bring up some of their adoptable dogs and talk about why they are a great companion. Even if you’re not looking to adopt, maybe one of these cute fellas will change your mind!
Meet a couple of the biggest superstars in the canine showbiz world. You will recognize Beasley from Chewy.com commercials, the brand-new movie Agent Toby Barks, and much more! Whidbey’s cute face can be recognized from Home Depot, Earthborn Holistic, PetValu and Chewy.com commercials too! You may also recognize Petunia from her debut on Saturday Night Live, Five Below & Home Depot commercials, HGTV! They will be around all weekend long showing off their skills, tricks and doing meet & greets.
Does your dog have talent? Bring your pup to World Dog Expo and show off their talent to Pawsitively Famous Pet Talent Search. Dawn Wolfe will be scouting for new dogs with talent and tricks to add to her group to use for advertising, television shows, movies, and more! Don’t miss your dog’s big opportunity!
Tabitha is a seven-year-old Doberman Pinscher and is a certified working bomb dog that works for a private security company at the JFK Airport. She is trained in handler protection, tracking and holds titles in conformation, obedience rally and IPO. Check out Tabitha and her handler, John, as they demo her amazing skills at World Dog Expo!
Don’t forget to stop at the Opawz sponsored booth to get your four-legged best friend a little pizazz! They will be doing doggy safe tattoos and gems the entire weekend long. Add a little bit of color and sparkle to your pooch!
At our event we have over 100 booths selling all kinds of dog products and services! Throughout the entire weekend, you can learn about new products and services from companies who love dogs just as much as you do. Buy your pup some yummy treats, fun toys and more!
Bring your dog to Treat Street to taste test treats to see what your dog’s favorite is!
Let your dog have fun by playing in a giant ball pit and chase bubbles from a machine!
A fun way for your dog to show you its favorite toy! This room will be divided to allow your dog to individually to show you his favorite toy to buy him. This also provides a great photo opportunity!
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to do beginner disc with your dog. This is great for people who want to have some playful fun with their dog. BFF Pet Services will break down how to get started with doing disc dog!
Do you have behavioral questions you need a professional trainer to help you answer? We can help you answer those questions from some of the best trainers! Participate in our Ask the Trainer workshop where top trainers will be available to work directly with you on any issue you may have.
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Is your four-legged best friend a Dachshund? Bring your friendly pup to World Dog Expo for a fun wiener dog race! First, second and third place winners will all receive prizes.
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Have fun and be creative dressing up your pooch! Any breed and size of dog can participate in our costume contest.