For more than 40 years, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has been at the forefront of the pet industry with its record-breaking trade shows and educational conferences. As a highly respected and progressive force in the constantly evolving pet industry, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. delivers quality buyers and quality results. H.H. Backer is proud to announce that its pet industry trade show now has a new name: Total Pet Expo. With this and other exciting changes/additions, Backer welcomes in a new era of its outstanding legacy.
Backer's Total Pet Expo Fall 2014
Backer's Total Pet Expo 2014 Fall Trade Show runs September 19-21, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL. The show features exhibitors from around the world displaying dog, cat, bird, aquatic, reptile and small animal products, and services for a diverse buying audience that includes pet stores, groomers, kennel operators, boutique/specialty gift stores, hardware stores, big box stores, mail order catalogs, online stores, and distributors. In 2013, the fall show drew 408 exhibitors in 693 booths and over 6, 500 retail buyers from around the world.
Backer's Fall Total Pet Expo includes the following specialty areas: the Product Innovation Area, the Pet Store on the Floor, the Smart Zone Education Stations, the New Exhibitor Area, the All-Natural Area, the Idea Wall, and the Celebration of Style Grooming Competition. Also included are the Backer Buyer Rewards Program and educational "pods" located right on the trade show floor.
Nov. 22 and 23 Dog Show in Reading....
The 2008 Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows will be held November 22 and 23 at the Greater Reading Expo Center in Reading, PA. Saturdayâs show will host the National Dog Show which is always televised after the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.
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There is a judging schedule posted for Saturday and Sunday which gives you the ring numbers and the show times for all the breeds.
They are having "Meet The Breed" at these shows. Different breeds are scheduled hourly during the shows so people can visit with owners of whatever breed is featured during that hour
Maybe they had mats already? Or
Maybe you aren't using the right brush or getting all the way through their coat when you brush. Are you using a "slicker" brush made for cats?
I suggest you re-post your question using "long haired cat grooming" in the title. That will attract the professional groomers and long-haired cat owners to your question. Also, repost again on Monday mid-morning when more people are reading.
Even if it is a bit pricey to go to the groomer, it's a good idea to get them to take care of the mats so you can start out fresh. The groomer can teach you how to brush them out properly to avoid this in the future
Up for educational discussion
I've become an avid reader of dog communication books and I love a good EDUCATIONAL debate (so no flaming without offering something of value please)
Let's discuss training techniques, specifically the alpha roll and other controversial techniques.
The public constantly needs a new story. As parenting techniques have dramatically changed in the last decade so has dog training. Some for the better and some not.
Along with the alpha roll being taboo the pennies in a soda can, squirt bottles and other techniques are now out dated. It's all about building a 'relationship' with your dog