Long Island Pet Expo returns to the Suffolk Community College Expo Center on its Brentwood Campus on March 5 and 6. The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the area's largest collection of pets. There will be free parking for all attendees.
The Pet Expo is designed as a family oriented event to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets and responsible pet ownership while making available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and pet lovers. Educational demonstrations and seminars will be also be held throughout the weekend.
It will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children (ages 11 and under), and children 3 and under are admitted free. There is an additional nominal charge for some attractions. Visit The Long Island Pet Expo website at for discount coupons or to purchase discount tickets online.
Headlining the weekend's entertainment is the non-stop action of the Classic K-9 Show, known internationally as the most memorable and enjoyable canine arena show featuring high jumping, agility racing, and much more. Plus, you will not want to miss our special World of Dogs Program, which includes agility and training demonstrations presented throughout the weekend by Doggie U. of America. The Long Island Road Rage will conduct fly ball demonstrations and there will be disc dog routines as well. And don't miss Rick Caran and his performing dog "Jilli, " the world's only poker playing dog; Jim Helems and his Australian Shepherds from Dog Pals; as well as Diana Frohman and her "Dancing With Your Dog" performances.
The unique and entertaining Rainforest Reptile Shows and their rare albino alligator, Long Island Pot-Bellied Pig Club, and the Illusion Ranch Alpacas are always very popular with attendees. A special Birds of Prey Show will be presented by the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and children will not want to miss the Green Meadows Farm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides.
For cat lovers, The Long Island Pet Expo has The International Cat Association (TICA) Cat Show all weekend. Stop by and check out your favorite breed and see which cat takes home the blue ribbon!
New to the show this year will be a special Parade of Breeds on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the main dog arena. If you have a purebred dog and would like to showcase them, please sign up by calling 631-423-0620 to enter your dog or download the entry form at www.longislandpetexpo.com.
The Petland Discounts Traveling Pet Shows which will present an exciting, interactive and educational show where you and your children will learn to appreciate all kinds of animals is another highlight of the weekend-long expo.
Another important aspect of the Long Island Pet Expo are the adoption and rescue agencies that participate to provide the public with the information on adoption and responsible pet ownership. And don't forget the wide variety of pet products and services at the show that make great gifts for pets and pet owners.
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