The Dog House Main Stage Schedule

It may be called The Dog House, but there is lots going on for animals of all kinds!

The Dog House Main Stage features many amazing speakers and animals! Check out our schedule of events below. Does your pet have a talent? We will be featuring some of those talents throughout the day. To share your pets talent visit the stage and look for the call for volunteers.

Sat.-Schedule

Time Description
10:30 AM

 Heel with Kelsey & Sam from Ottawa Bark Camp

Heel is a controlled walk next to you. This camp covers all the important steps of Heel such as placement, adjusting speed, turning corners, passing distractions, stopping, and switching between Heel and a relaxed walk. Perfect for those busy Ottawa sidewalks!

11:00 AM

Moment of Silence

For the second time in our history, The Ottawa Pet Expo lands on Remembrance Day, November 11. We wish to honour all the Animals who have sacrificed for Freedom alongside our Brave Soldiers all over the globe. We will ask for a moment of silence (or as best as your animal(s) can do).

21 Pup Salute

At 11:05am we will hold a 21 Pup Salute – In honour of all our veteran service animals. 21 of Ottawa’s Loudest Barkers, assembling for a bark to shake the rafters of Hall 4 honoring all the four-legged victims of war – that sadly can no longer bark for themselves. *em> PLEASE NOTE: This WILL be a loud event – not recommended for those uncomfortable with loud noises.

11:30 AM

Responsible Parrot Care with Judy Tennant from Parrot Partner

12:30 PM

Change the way you live and move with your dog with Jessica O’Neill from Pet Intel

1:30 PM

Stay and Recall with Kelsey & Sam from Ottawa Bark Camp

Perfect for Ottawa’s dog parks, this camp will cover the fundamentals of Recall (“Come Here”), allowing you to practice with distractions in a controlled environment. We’ll also cover Stay, a calm and controlled position that helps build your dog’s patience.

2:30 PM

Responsible Parrot Care with Judy Tennant from Parrot Partner

3:30 PM

Ferret Agility Demo with Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa

 

Sunday-Schedule

Time Description
10:30 AM

Ferret Agility Demo with Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa

11:30 AM

Responsible Parrot Care with Judy Tennant from Parrot Partner

12:30 PM

Change the way you live and move with your dog with Jessica O’Neill from Pet Intel

1:30 PM

Take It/Leave It with Kelsey & Sam from Ottawa Bark Camp

One of the most important skills for a dog’s safety is knowing when to pick things up or when to leave them alone. This camp covers all the fundamentals of teaching your dog to understand your “permission”: when to Leave It, when to Take It, and when to Drop It. A great camp to help prepare your dog for the cottage!

2:30 PM

Responsible Parrot Care with Judy Tennant from Parrot Partner

3:30 PM

Stay and Recall with Kelsey & Sam from Ottawa Bark Camp

Perfect for Ottawa’s dog parks, this camp will cover the fundamentals of Recall (“Come Here”), allowing you to practice with distractions in a controlled environment. We’ll also cover Stay, a calm and controlled position that helps build your dog’s patience.

 

Ottawa Bark Camp is a series of summer dog training “boot camps” in Ottawa, Ontario, designed to train both dogs and humans.

Using group drills and positive reinforcement, work as a team with your dog to practice specific skills such as Stay and Recall, Heel, Leave It, and more, while strengthening the dog’s focus and socialization skills. Join us on Saturdays for a 1-hour workshop at a local dog-friendly park around Ottawa, followed by supervised play and Q & A with the trainers. We will be at different locations throughout the summer, allowing you to take a tour around the city with your four-legged family to parks like Bruce Pit, Conroy Pit, New Edinburgh Park and more.

 

Parrot Partner is a registered charitable organization (Charity # 810688135RR0001) that runs a public education, parrot training and adoption aviary for parrots. Along with increasing public awareness, we provide parrot training workshops to veterinary technicians, future and current parrot owners, pet sitters and crossover trainers.

Parrot Partner engages the public in the rehabilitation of the parrots and through its education programs promotes humane attitudes toward all animals and the environment. Through interactive public events we seek to raise public awareness of the nature and needs of all companion animals, but especially those of parrots.

 

Pet Intel.’s team of Canine Behaviour Experts share the secrets of leash walking and decode the mysteries behind problem Behavioural.

See the patent-pending JWalker dog harness in action, learn about dog language and participate in a quiz about your dog’s mental health. With live demos and audience participation, this is presentation you don’t want to miss!

 

The Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa and Area (FRSO) became a registered Ontario Not For Profit Corporation in January of 2002 and a Federal Registered Charity in January 2007. We do not receive any government grants and rely solely on donations and money gathered from membership dues, adoptions, product sales and fundraising events.