Program Descriptions – 2020
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One of the most fun and exciting reasons to attend The World of Pets Expo and Educational Experience is the unique array of animal entertainers and shows. Almost all of our entertainment is free with admission, so for less than the price of a movie ticket you’ll get to experience pet entertainment that will excite you, amaze you and make you laugh!
We encourage families to bring their children and well socialized pets to the Expo, our entertainment is suitable for everyone ages 1 to 100. There is something that everyone can enjoy, from pet comedians, displays of extreme agility, hands on animal experiences, cats, mice, gerbil shows and even a parade of dog breeds. There is enough to do to fill your entire day with exciting animal and pet themed entertainment.
Johnny Peers, Muttville Comix
Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy, Freckles, a Beagle mix, from the Humane Society in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, Primetime Live and Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House!
A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters or pounds, like Daphne, the world’s only skateboarding Basset Hound; Squeaky, the ladder climbing Fox Terrier; Mr. Pepe, who only responds to commands in Spanish; and Sir Winston, the Pointer mix who only answers to “Sir.” The 2003 Animal Planet Pet Star Winners, the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls the show, “…a truly funny, slapstick dog act.”
DockDogs® – Since 2001, DockDogs® has been entertaining spectators with the most talented, high-flying canine athletes in the World. DockDogs® is the largest and most diversified presenter of dock diving Dog Performance Sports and showcases its tremendous product in all 50 states, Canada, throughout the UK, Japan and Australia. With three different disciplines and five separate competitions, any and all competitors are welcome to participate and DockDogs® welcomes all different size, shape and breeds.
Big Air Wave – The Long Jump for Dogs and the most popular of the three disciplines. The dog has up to 40’ of dock to build up speed and jump as far as they can. Distance is measured where the tail meets the body.
Extreme Vertical Wave – The High Jump for Dogs. The dog is allowed 20’ of the dock to run and jump for the bumper, which is hung 8’ away from the dock at a height starting at 5’.
Speed Retrieve Wave – The Sprint for Dogs. They run 20’ down the dock, jump big, and swim as fast as they can to grab the duck while being timed.
Showcased on ABC, ESPN, The Outdoor Channel and Animal Planet, DockDogs® has found its way into the homes and hearts of millions and is currently the fastest growing sport on four legs. Come watch nonstop action as Chesapeake DockDogs® compete in Wave after Wave of events, with finals on Sunday. Perhaps you have a toy driven dog that loves to jump into the water. If you are interested to see if your dog could be a DockDog too, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Reservations Required)
Jesse James is known for educational and behavioral counseling to Psittacines (scientific name for all three-hundred-and-fifty species of Parrots world wild). Whether a bird bites, flees, threatens or quakes with fear; whether it’s a one-person bird or prefers one gender and/or nips at strangers, the BIRDWHISPERER can help. People watch in amazement as Jesse turns frightened, neglected, aggressive hard-to-handle birds into happy, loving pets. www.birdwhisperer.com
BIRDWHISPERER MISSION STATEMENT: COMMITTED TO IMPROVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PET PARROT OWNERS AND THEIR TRUSTED FEATHERED COMPANIONS, THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WITH HIS TLC BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES.
American Kennel Club All-Breed Agility Trial
Hosted by Oriole Dog Training Club Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing sports in the country where after many months, even years, of practice, dogs and handlers test their abilities. Dog agility is a full speed run through a course where the dog has to perform accurately and safely on A-Frames, Dog Walks, See-Saws and a wide variety of jumps and tunnels. American Kennel Club (AKC) trials are open to recognized AKC breeds. There are three levels of competition: Novice – for dogs and/or handlers beginning their agility trial careers; Open – an “intermediate” level; and Excellent, for the most experienced dogs. Agility will run all three days at the World of Pets Expo.
IJA Dog Grooming Competition
Established in 1998 by Vivian and John Nash, world known pet industry speakers, grooming competition judges and owners of the Nash Academy, the dog grooming school with an international reputation for excellence in the art of training bathers, groomers and stylists.
It was the quest for a panel system of judging, a system for training judges, including continued educational programs, and the need to standardize judging and ring procedures, that motivated two industry icons, Vivian and John Nash, to create the International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competition.
The International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competitions offers a Professional Division and a Pet Lovers Division to create a place for everyone in the IJA Competition Arena.
The Professional Division is designed to score, rank, evaluate and qualify stylists around the world to compete in state, regional, national and world competitions. Competitors receive a score, certification title and rank of a Level 1 Novice, Level 2 Master, Level 3 Expert or Level 4 Specialists in coat type categories.
The Pet Lovers Division mimics the Professional Division with the same policies and procedures and is designed for local organizations to utilize the IJA to oversee their contests. The Pet Lovers Division is designed to create an environment to encourage all pet lovers to experience the thrill of competing with man’s best friend.
World of Cats Cat Show
This All Breed Championship and Household Pet Cat Show is presented by Hidden Paw Cat Club. Have you ever wanted to show your cat? Come join the fun and try to win some wonderful prizes too!