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DATES AND HOURS



Saturday, November 11: 10AM - 6PM


Sunday, November 12: 10AM - 4PM





DOXIE DERBY

New this year -- wiener dog races!

Join us for the 2016 Doxie Derby at the Great Indy Pet Expo. We are inviting doxie owners to participate and all doxie lovers to come and watch! The race will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 13. 

This race is also a fundraiser for Mended Hearts Rescue. 50% of your registration will go to their rescue and the other 50% will go to prizes for the winners. All participants will receive a ribbon.

How it works: There will be six doxies in each race and there will be three heats. The final race-off will be between the 1st and 2nd place winners of each heat. This means there are ONLY 18 SPOTS available, so if you are interested you must register early!

See forms below on how to register and rules for the race. 

Registration and Application Form

Rules for the Race




Returning Stars.. Canines in the Clouds    

Stunt Dog and Dock Diving Team returns with an all new performance     


After years of competing nationally at the highest level and performing in 6 countries as part of the biggest dog shows on the planet, Jonathan Offi created the show Canines in the Clouds- The ultimate sport, stunt and trick dog show with three main goals in mind: 


#1 Unrivaled Entertainment: Provide an action-packed, high-flying one-of-a-kind canine experience. 
#2 Inspiration: Inspire people as his dogs inspire him! Demonstrate the irreplaceable and special bond that can be formed between Human and Dog which will prevent dogs from going to shelters. 
#3 Education: To raise awareness about the epidemic of pet over population, encouraging people to be a part of the solution: Donate, Rescue, Foster, Transport, Volunteer, and/or Adopt a dog and save a life! 


Last year's show was such a hit, we asked them to come back for 2016 for an all new amped up show! They will be back with Hydro, the world's highest jumping dog and the rest of the team. PLUS, you might even see some new team members! You won't want to miss this stunt dog and dock diving show! Come on out and play games, join in on the contests and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the dogs, meeting and greeting the stars of the show! 

   



Learn dog-training tips and tricks from one of the Nation’s Premiere Dog Trainers!


Come to the Great Indy Pet Expo to meet Joel Silverman


Joel Silverman has trained animals for Hollywood films, TV, amusement parks, and he now devotes his forty years of professional experience to helping thousands of pet owners train their dogs.

Joel will be on-site at the Expo answering your training questions, but also, you will have the chance to sign up for his dog trainer certification course. By the end of this course, you will be able to teach your dog six essential basic behaviors: sit, stay, come, lie down, heel, and “go to a place.”

Find out more and how to sign up here: Joel's Website


NEW - Lure Coursing!

Let your dog try it out!


Lure Coursing is a fast-paced, fun chase sport. Dogs run after a "bunny" lure (usually a white plastic bag) that is attached to a line that is controlled by a machine and a lure operator. The machine runs the line at the speed determined by the lure operator (and the dogs) and the dogs chase the lure. Even though the sport originated for sighthounds, many dogs love the thrill of the chase - not just sighthounds. It doesn't matter if your dog is a Chihuahua or a Great Dane or a mix of anything in between - if they love to chase things, they will LOVE the Lure! And even if you think they won't - many people are very surprised when their dogs go nots for the lure! Cost is $10 per run.

Watch a video and see how it works HERE! 

For more photos and videos: www.LuckyDogsAdventures.com

 


Dog Grooming Competition comes to Indy!

Groomers of every skill level can compete.


Since 2015 was such a HUGE success - we have decided to bring the Groomer Palooza back to The Great Indy Pet Expo in 2016!!

NASH Academy and the International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competition have partnered with the Great Indy Pet Expo to bring sanctioned dog grooming competitions to Indy. We will have 1 Competition per day consisting of 3 classes:

·  Creative Styling 
·  Pure Breed 
·  RESCUE ME 

Compete in the grooming competitions to show your technical skills and profile knowledge and win cash, prizes and certifications.
To see the prizes click HERE! 

IJA hopes to welcome local competitors, new and returning IJA competitors back to the ring at the first IJA Rescue Me Dog Grooming Competition at the Great Indy Pet Expo and together we help find homes for sheltered animals.

If you are interested in competing or attending please contact denika@ijaonline.com 

For more information on the competitions please go to: http://www.nashacademy.com/

Rules HERE







Canine Good Citizen Testing

Reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community




The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. (AKC.org) For more about the CGC test, rules and regulations go to: www.akc.org

Sign up on-site. Cost is $10 per dog and proceeds go to the Dalmation Club of Greater Indianapolis

Llamas, Alpacas & Angora Goats

All are Fiber Creatures Companions

Got Goats? We do! Come see these wonderful companions at the Great Indy Pet Expo this year.





Dog Food 101

What is in your pet's dog food?


Ever wondered what the ingredients mean in your dog's food? Well bring your label with you and let the expert tell you! A food rep from Platinum Paws will be on-site talking about the ingredients in your pet's food. He will tell you ingredients to look for and ones to watch out for. Ask him what kind of diet is right for your pet. 

Presentation Times at the Contest Stage: 
1pm on Saturday, November 12
11:30am on Sunday, November 13



4H Agility and Rally Arena at The Great Indy Pet Expo


Bring your dog and let them test out their skills in the agility arena! Do they have what it takes to be an agility dog?! Hosted by the Marion County Indiana 4H Dog Project. All weekend long this arena will be hosting agility demos, trails, games and more. 

They will also be hosting rally demos for those of you who may not have "Agility" Dogs. Rally is based around the obedience concept of following signs that are places in a designed course. The individual is allowed to talk, coach, praise their dog (They are not permitted to touch their dog). You then, are judged on accuracy and time. 

Certificates are issued for those who complete the course... or those who fail... 

All 4H groups are invited to participate! 

Traveling to The Great Indy Pet Expo?


Official Expo Hotel:

Baymont for just $64.99/night

 
Our friends at the Baymont Inn and Suites offer a bargain rate for Expo vendors: Just $65, pets included. They provide Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. They're located in the nearby suburb of Fishers, just 9 miles up the freeway from the Exposition Hall. 



Baymont Inn & Suites 
  9790 North by Northeast Blvd, 
  Fishers, IN 46037
  Phone 317-578-2000

To receive the discounted rate:  Call and ask for the Great Indy Pet Expo block. 






Documents and Files

Application and Registration Form.pdf         
Rules for the Race.pdf         

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