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Ren’s Pets Depot Main Stage Schedule

Join us at the Main Stage, presented by Ren’s Pet Depot.  Amazing speakers, musicians, training demos, information sessions and so much more will be on the stage all weekend.

Check out our schedule of events below.

Sat.-Schedule

Time Description
9:15 AM

Tia and Jake the Road Dawg

Come out and hear country music stars Tia and Tommy share stories, songs and meet the amazing Jake ‘the road dawg’.

9:45 AM

DEMO – Sport (Scent) Detection

Sport (Scent) Detection / Nosework is one of the fastest growing dog sports in North America! It is the fun and competitive version of detection such as for narcotics, bedbugs or explosives. Yes, you and your dog can learn to how to search for and identify hidden target scents! Don’t worry, we only use legal odours (you won’t get arrested, we promise!) This is a sport for dogs of all ages and stages, and is a true partnership sport in which both ends of the leash must rely on one another.

Not convinced? Come see us at Pet Expo as we demonstrate some searches with a variety of dogs, and then offer you the chance try out the first training steps with YOUR dog. Experienced instructors and handlers will be on hand to help you “Try It”! In Canada the sport is governed by the Sporting Detection Dogs Association and our volunteers look forward to seeing you.  All breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs are welcome.

11:30 AM The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation with the help of reptiles, mammals, parrots and The Keepers! The Keepers are a team of two dedicated to rescuing animals in need and education. Different animals will be present every day.

Book signings to follow the presentation:

The Keepers Wildlife Adventures: Hide and Seek is a book dedicated to teach kids about the myths of nature! More specifically the real reason chameleons change colour! Learn in a fun, educational and interacting way about animals that surround us with the help of The Keepers!

12:00 PM

Ren’s PETS Depot takes the stage

Come hear from our main stage sponsor on a variety of important topics such as nutrition, pet anxiety and how to manage the new puppy in your life.

1:00 PM

Tia and Jake the Road Dawg

Come out and hear country music stars Tia and Tommy share stories, songs and meet the amazing Jake ‘the road dawg’.

1:30 PM

Ottawa Humane Society – Responsible Pet Adoption

The decision to bring a pet into your family is coupled with lots of excitement and responsibility.  The Ottawa Humane Society will be reviewing essential steps that should be taken when beginning the process of adoption.  Topics will include: getting the right supplies, personality matching, budgeting for a pet, preventive healthcare, family dynamics and the socialization of your pet.

2:00 PM

Ottawa Bark Camp Training Demo

“Take It/Leave It” – 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!

3:30 PM The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation with the help of reptiles, mammals, parrots and The Keepers! The Keepers are a team of two dedicated to rescuing animals in need and education. Different animals will be present every day.

Book signings to follow the presentation:

The Keepers Wildlife Adventures: Hide and Seek is a book dedicated to teach kids about the myths of nature! More specifically the real reason chameleons change colour! Learn in a fun, educational and interacting way about animals that surround us with the help of The Keepers!

4:00 PM Adding a New Dog To Your Home: Assessment and Breed Selection with Dayna Desmarais & Dominique Lalonde

Dayna and Dominique bring years of canine behaviour and animal adoption experience to the 2018 Pet Expo! Adding new dog to your home is exciting! But it can also be stressful and overwhelming when you don’t know where to start or what questions to ask. Whether you are just getting your first do or adding another to your home there are lots of factors to consider beyond breed and look. Learn how to begin selecting the right breed for your home, what to take into consideration and what questions to ask rescues and breeders about your potential new addition. Learn about canine personality assessment techniques and ask your questions in real time to the pros!

 

Sunday-Schedule

Time Description
10:30 AM The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation with the help of reptiles, mammals, parrots and The Keepers! The Keepers are a team of two dedicated to rescuing animals in need and education. Different animals will be present every day.

Book signings to follow the presentation:

The Keepers Wildlife Adventures: Hide and Seek is a book dedicated to teach kids about the myths of nature! More specifically the real reason chameleons change colour! Learn in a fun, educational and interacting way about animals that surround us with the help of The Keepers!

11:00 AM

Moment of Silence, 21 Pup Salute

12:00 PM

Fashion Show presented by Ruff Stitched

Come by and see all the latest fashions available for your pet’s wardrobe needs! Ruff Stitched carries everything from accessories and apparel to couture for your canine buddy.

12:30 PM The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation with the help of reptiles, mammals, parrots and The Keepers! The Keepers are a team of two dedicated to rescuing animals in need and education. Different animals will be present every day.

Book signings to follow the presentation:

The Keepers Wildlife Adventures: Hide and Seek is a book dedicated to teach kids about the myths of nature! More specifically the real reason chameleons change colour! Learn in a fun, educational and interacting way about animals that surround us with the help of The Keepers!

1:30 PM

Tia and Jake the Road Dawg

Come out and hear country music stars Tia and Tommy share stories, songs and meet the amazing Jake ‘the road dawg’.

2:00 PM

DEMO – Sport (Scent) Detection

Sport (Scent) Detection / Nosework is one of the fastest growing dog sports in North America! It is the fun and competitive version of detection such as for narcotics, bedbugs or explosives. Yes, you and your dog can learn to how to search for and identify hidden target scents! Don’t worry, we only use legal odours (you won’t get arrested, we promise!) This is a sport for dogs of all ages and stages, and is a true partnership sport in which both ends of the leash must rely on one another.

Not convinced? Come see us at Pet Expo as we demonstrate some searches with a variety of dogs, and then offer you the chance try out the first training steps with YOUR dog. Experienced instructors and handlers will be on hand to help you “Try It”! In Canada the sport is governed by the Sporting Detection Dogs Association and our volunteers look forward to seeing you.  All breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs are welcome.

2:30 PM The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn about the importance of responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation with the help of reptiles, mammals, parrots and The Keepers! The Keepers are a team of two dedicated to rescuing animals in need and education. Different animals will be present every day.

Book signings to follow the presentation:

The Keepers Wildlife Adventures: Hide and Seek is a book dedicated to teach kids about the myths of nature! More specifically the real reason chameleons change colour! Learn in a fun, educational and interacting way about animals that surround us with the help of The Keepers!

3:30 PM

Tia and Jake the Road Dawg

Come out and hear country music stars Tia and Tommy share stories, songs and meet the amazing Jake ‘the road dawg’.

4:00 PM

Ottawa Bark Camp Training Demo

“Stay and Recall” – 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

 

About Ren’s PETS Depot

At Ren’s PETS Depot, we’re pet owners too, so we know how important it is to find quality products to keep you and your pet happy. That’s why we carry the largest selection of quality pet products in Canada, and back it up with the best customer service in the business. We have products for all your pet’s needs, wants and cravings. We strive to make your life as a pet mom or dad much easier by offering endless pet products! Pet-owners know us as the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème, or more appropriately, the pick of the litter! We get you and you get us. That’s because we both have a love for one thing in particular… furry companions!

 

About The Sporting Detection Dogs Association

The Sporting Detection Dogs Association was established in 2012 as a not-for-profit organization so that a wide variety of dogs and their people can enjoy the benefits of detection work and to earn titles in competition.

Sporting Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent detection such as for narcotics, termites or explosives, and is also known as “nosework”. SDDA competitions use legal scents that are easily purchased and stored by the average person. The dog must locate any and all hidden target scents within a designated area and alert the handler to the location. It is a true partnership sport in which both ends of the leash must rely on one another.

 

About Ottawa Bark Camp

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.

 

About The Keepers

The Keepers is a team of two dedicated animal lovers who educate the public and help rescue animals in need.
The Keepers work takes them across Canada. They rescue and help raise animals from around the world in hopes to save endangered species and support important breeding programs.
The Keepers is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation and responsible pet ownership!

 

About Dayna Desmarais & Dominique Lalonde

Dayna and Dominique bring years of canine behaviour and animal adoption experience to the 2018 Pet Expo. 

About Jake “the road dawg”

For a runaway pup searching for his “forever home,” in Nashville, Tennessee, hope is everything! But when Jake is adopted by professional country music stars, Tia and Tommy, he not only finds a loving family, but also a dream that is bigger than he ever imagined.
Jake ‘the road dawg’ must quickly learn confidence, responsibility and that being a celebrity isn’t simply about bright lights and fame. It’s also about hard work, discovering exciting new places and making friends along the road.