2019 Schedule

Check out the exciting line-up of demos, workshops and presentations taking place during Paws-Fest 2019. Listen out for PA announcements on the day so you don’t miss a thing.




CONTEST – “St. Paddy’s Pup” (best-dressed St. Patrick’s Day themed dog) judged by Barkley and Pips

Are you feeling the luck of the Irish? Perhaps you’re wondering what to do with those emerald green accessories after your Saturday night St. Paddy’s celebrations. We’re looking for pups which capture the spirit of the Irish.


PRESENTATION – Dr. Nela Graham (BVSc) from Calm Companions (Veterinary Behaviour Specialist)



In this interactive, DIY workshop, you’ll learn how easy it is to make an exciting enrichment toy for your dog using simple craft bits and pieces you can find around the home.  This is a great activity for the kids – take home your special creation and see how fun it can be for your furry friend. Limited workshop spaces available.


CONTEST – “Pup & Pawrent” (best-dressed dog and owner pair) judged by Pablo & Co.

They say that owners and dogs  often look alike, so let’s embrace it! If you and Fido make a fashionable pair, then coordinate your outfits & strut your stuff on stage!  This contest is open to one ‘pawrent’ and one dog per entry.


PRESENTATION – Dr. Ray Baxter (BVSc Hon.) from Supervets Manly West & Hendra (Supervets Co-Founder)

Do you know what to do in a canine medical emergency? Dr. Ray will be discussing canine cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He’ll show you how to use it and demonstrate the technique step-by-step, so you can apply this potentially life-saving maneuver if rrequired to improve your dog’s chances of survival prior to/on the way to emergency veterinary care.


WORKSHOP – Bec Hamilton from Hide ‘n’ Seek Nosework/Mind Body & Bowl (K9 Nose Work® Instructor)

Does your dog LOVE to sniff? Looking for something fun to do with your dog? Inspired by detection dog training, this Hide ’n’ Seek Nosework Taster session introduces you and your dog to the exciting world of nosework. Suitable for dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities. No prior training or experience is required from you or your dog. All that’s needed is a dog with a nose! Limited participation spaces available.


PRESENTATION – Brittany Young AKA The Pet Girl (Animal Nutritionist)

What were our dogs designed to consume and how can we increase their life span just by improving their food bowls? The Pet Girl will cover 5 super simple ways to improve your dog’s dinner bowl to encourage longevity, reduce the risk of disease, improve behaviour and be an overall happier, healthier dog.


CONTEST – “Waggiest Tail” (biggest and bestest dog tail wag) judged by Tail Nation Apparel

We all love those wiggly wags when our pups greet us at the door, and now’s your chance to show it off! If your pup is lacking in the tail department, they can still enter – it’s not about the size of the tail, but the wiggly talent!