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Entertainment & Activities Schedule

Please note: While accurate at the time of publishing, entertainment schedules, speakers, and demos may be subject to change without notice.

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On The Seresto Main Stage 

Saturday 

10:00 Doors Open

10:30 Welcome

11:00 Slobbery Smooches Pet Kissing Competition™
According to a recent study at the University of Arizona’s Human-Animal Research Initiative, kissing your best canine friend could be good for your health. That’s great news for those of you who happen to know that YOUR best canine friend gives the very best slobbery smooches! Why, you ask? Because you and your pooch not only have a shot at some amazing photo opps, but the pooch deemed the “Numero Uno with the Very Best Slobbery Smooches” at this year’s Twin Cities Pet Con will not only be the envy of bazillions of other canines and their companions - you’ll both win some super awesome prizes! Be there or be square!

11:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets
Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

12:00 General Obedience Demo w/ Q & A Signature K9 Training Academy

 

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12:30 Luv My Sitter Pet Musical Chairs Competition
Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a circle of chairs. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the circle. Last dog (and person) sitting wins!

1:00 Introduction to Protection Sport for Dogs with Red Paw K9 LLC
Protection Sport is a competitive way to bond with your dog in a controlled, safe environment. Certified decoy/ trainer Kayla Enriquez will demo this exciting and intense sport. Stop by and enjoy the presentation and ask Q and A after the presentation to learn how your pet can become involved with protection through a local club.

1:30 Service Dog Retrieving Demonstration by Service Dogs Inc.

2:00 Pet CPR Demo by Humane Educators of Texas
Live demonstration of how to administer CPR to dogs and Cats

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2:30 Reptiles as Pets with Austin Reptile Shows, Michael Faux, Owner
Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! These incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity with pet owners everywhere. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea what they are getting into, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should. 

3:00 Rabies and Your Pet: Keeping Your Pet Safe by Humane Educators of Texas
Rabies exposures and prevention in Texas and mitigating the rabies risk to your pet.

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3:30 Luv My Sitter Animals Got Talent!™Pet Talent Contest
Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prizes.

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4:00 Luv My Sitter Pet Costume Contest!
Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 4:05 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

Sunday

11:00 Welcome

11:30 Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest
Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at that mutt. Her smile’s so... big. We can’t believe it’s so round. We mean, it’s so out there... Oh, sorry, you caught us singing along to one of our favorite tunes by Sir Barks-A-Lot. Anyway, does your pet have a smile that lights up a room? Is he/she just the happiest pooch who’s ever wagged their way onto a dance floor? Yes? Then this is the contest for you and your best pet friend! The Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest consists of two categories “happiest pet” and “biggest smile”. Audience applause will determines who wins a fabulous prize!

12:00 Reptiles as Pets with Austin Reptile Shows, Michael Faux, Owner
Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! These incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity with pet owners everywhere. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea what they are getting into, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should.

12:30 12:00 General Obedience Demo w/ Q & A Signature K9 Training Academy

1:00 Rabies and Your Pet: Keeping Your Pet Safe by Humane Educators of Texas
Rabies exposures and prevention in Texas and mitigating the rabies risk to your pet.

1:30 Service Dogs vs Therapy Dogs and Public access by Service Dogs Inc.

2:00 Pet CPR Demo by Humane Educators of Texas
Live demonstration of how to administer CPR to dogs and Cats

2:30 Introduction to Protection Sport for Dogs with Red Paw K9 LLC
Protection Sport is a competitive way to bond with your dog in a controlled, safe environment. Certified decoy/ trainer Kayla Enriquez will demo this exciting and intense sport. Stop by and enjoy the presentation and ask Q and A after the presentation to learn how your pet can become involved with protection through a local club.

3:00 Luv My Sitter Animals Got Talent!™Pet Talent Contest

 

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3:30 Luv My Sitter Pet Costume Contest 
Bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 3:05 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

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Creature Feature - ALL WEEKEND
Find them in Booth 811

Lure Course

ALL WEEKEND

Racing across a grassy course with the wind in their face, free as a bird, and a “lure” just within reach? It doesn’t get much better than that, folks! Lure coursing is a sport for dogs (and even the occasional kitty!) which involves chasing an exciting mechanical “lure” that jerks, jumps, wiggles, and turns on a dime, much like those elusive squirrels and rabbits that somehow (luckily) always manage to get away. So any pet who enjoys an exciting game of “Chase,” regardless of age, ability, handicap, size, or skill, is welcome to give the Lure Course a try! The sport of lure coursing is rapidly increasing in popularity, and once you’ve taken a gander at this game in action, you’ll see exactly why. This is a very popular feature, so those whose pooch (or courageous cat) would love a chance to give it a go, should make their way right over to the course and sign up 

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Furtasic Disc Dogs

ALL WEEKEND
Sunday - Shows at 12 & 2 and workshop at 2:30 (limited to the first 20 people)

Don’t miss the high-flying, amazing performances from The Fur-tastic K9’s. Check out the team of 6 skilled, trained, professional dogs as they perform stunts and tricks and show off their obedience and ability. Born and raised in New York, Felicia Foy has been training dogs for several years. With a love for dogs and trick training, k9 performance was a natural fit for Felicia. The Fur-tastic K9’s have performed with Canine Stars & Houston Disc Dogs, at various national pet events and their videos have been featured on Good Morning America! See their performances on Saturday and Sunday and join them for a training workshop each day.