Program Descriptions – 2022
Look for updates later this year for 2023
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: email@example.com (Reservations Required)
My Dog Can Do That
Agility Run Thrus, Weave Pole Challenge Class, Tunnel Distance Challenge Class, CGC/Trick testing, Gravity Optional Disc Dogs, My Dog Can Do That and MORE!
Super prizes for all challenges, don’t miss out!
Interactive Canine Area – MSquaredDogTraining – Daily Schedule – Click here
Bring YOUR DOG – – – Dogloversdays lure course is a track built for the family dog to run, jump over bars, have a ball and exercise at the same time. The dog owner will be thrilled to watch their dog be the star of the show.
New this year to our show and sure to please. We are so happy to add some interactive features for your pets. There is a fee to run the course $10, paid at the event not in advance.
Maryland Grooming Competition
Get the Competition Schedule – Click Here
Competition Starts Saturday at 9 am. Registration closes on January 23
On January 29th, at 6pm, we will have our first ever live creative grooming presentations, which we will need audience participation! Some of the world renowned groomers from Pooch Perfect will also be back to compete. The Maryland Grooming Competition is a registered 501c3 in the State of Maryland and provides education and opportunity for groomers around the world.
For more details, please see www.marylandgroomingcompetition.com
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!
Blessing of the Pets
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens would love to extend a special blessing to your beloved pet! Please bring your pets in attendance, represented by a photo or mentioned by name, for an individual blessing from Pastor Nick Skinner. Nick has served as Resident Pastor and Family Service Advisor at Dulaney Valley for 22 years. Since 1985, he has pastored several churches and served as a missionary in France and his native England.
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is a family-owned cemetery located in Timonium, MD. For 55 years, we have offered the same standard of care for your furry family members as our human services by offering beautiful pet gardens and dignified memorials. Our new full-service aftercare center, Dulaney Valley Pet Loss Center, is dedicated to celebrating the incredible bond we share with our animal companions. Each October, our annual Blessing of the Pets event provides personalized blessings by Pastor Nick Skinner and matched donations to a local pet rescue.