What are some of the top pet trade shows?

The UK is home to a number of pet trade shows, which provide an opportunity for breeders, retailers, trainers and pet lovers to talk about their animals, experience, products or services, as well allowing enthusiasts to come together. Some of the most popular pet trade shows in the UK include the Birmingham Dog Show, the Crufts Dog Show and the National Pet Show.

These events attract thousands of visitors from all over the country and offer a great chance to see a wide variety of different breeds of animals. If you’re thinking about buying a new pet, or are simply curious about what’s available on the market, then attending one of these trade shows is a great way to find out more. You’ll be able to meet breeders and dealers from all over the UK, as well as get advice from experts on how to look after your pet.

With so many pet trade shows UK featuring competitions, demonstrations and other activities, they are also great fun for the whole family. So if you’re a pet lover, be sure to check out the calendar of trade shows in the UK and see what’s happening near you.

Is Crufts the ultimate pet trade show?

Well, technically Crufts is an informal national dog show competition, where crossbreed dogs (of any parentage) are allowed to compete. It’s open to anyone who wants to enter their dog, and there are no entry fees. It’s the biggest and best-known pet show in the UK, so if you’re looking for a pet trade show that will really showcase everything that’s great about the UK pet industry, then Crufts is the one for you.

What other pet trade shows are there in the UK?

If you’re not able to make it to Crufts, or you’re simply looking for something else in the pet trade show calendar, then don’t worry – there are plenty of other great events out there. For example, The National Pet Show is held twice a year (in Birmingham and London) and features hundreds of exhibitors. The National Pet Show is also a great place to find out more about pet care, with a wide range of talks and demonstrations on offer. Furthermore, you can pick up some great deals on pet products and accessories at the show.

If you’re looking for something a bit smaller, then head to the Scottish Kennel Club’s Dog Show. This event is held every year in Glasgow and features pedigree dogs from all over Scotland. If you’re interested in buying a dog, this is the perfect opportunity to see lots of different breeds in one place. And finally, if you’re after a pet trade show with a bit of glitz and glamour, then London’s got you covered. The London Pet Show is the UK’s biggest pet trade show, and it’s definitely not one to be missed. It’s based in Earls Court Exhibition Centre so it’s very easy to find, and we’re sure you’ll have the best time!

Hyperactivity / ADHD in dogs

The term hyperactivity is often used with pet parents; however, true hyperactivity involves over-activity, attention deficits and impulsivity, which can be calmed with stimulant drugs.

A recent study of over 11,000 dogs has shown that gender, breed and age can play a role in canine hyperactivity and ADHD.

The research found that inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity were more common in younger dogs and males, which is similar to humans. These traits were magnified if the dog spent most of its time at home alone.

As well as age, the research team discovered that the breed of the dog played an important role. Dogs like German Shepherds and Border Collie’s are more prone to ADHD if their minds are not stimulated. In contrast, dogs like a chihuahua have a calmer disposition and are less prone to ADHD or hyperactivity tendencies.

The research also found that hyperactive dogs have metabolic abnormalities with their blood containing certain elements that differ from normally behaved dogs. 

Separation Anxiety

Many people are set to return to the office following their work from home. This change may cause some dogs to develop separation anxiety, especially if they were bought over the lockdown period and do not know any different.

Dogs are naturally social species and like to stay close to their social groups. If you think your dog may become anxious while out, it’s best to find out what they do when you are not there. Set up a video camera in a space they tend to be when you are at home and see what they get up to. You may need to set your camera up in a few locations before getting the best picture of what they do.

Anxiety can show in many ways, including whining, barking or howling, destructive behaviour, trembling or packing. Do not tell your dog off when you return if you notice any of these on your videos. They do not know this behaviour is wrong, and you may make them anxious about your return as well as when you leave.

We always recommend you talk to your vet if you believe your dog has separation anxiety. They will be able to refer you to a behaviourist.

Visiting pet events is the best way to keep up with new, innovative products

A new pet product can change your life, but how to know if it’s good? The best way is to visit the newest pet events. Visiting a pet event like an exhibition or conference is the best way to learn about new products. It’s also the easiest way to scout for new treats, toys, food, and everyday pet products.

New products for pets are constantly coming out with innovative designs and new features. Some of the best sellers include LED dog collars, bio-sensors that track your dog’s breathing, automatic pet feeders, self-heating bowls, interactive toys and so much more! To learn about these new products yourself, search online or on Facebook to find upcoming pet events near you. Many pet retailers are keen to see new creations from manufacturers and wholesalers, who typically host amazing events across the UK. There are niche events like equine, reptiles, dogs, cats, and chinchillas. So it’s possible to find events that are specific to the animals you care for.

Another big benefit of visiting pet events is that you can get hands-on experience. If you’re curious, make sure to ask lots of questions and see how the products work yourself. Whether you want to learn about pet collars or dog toys, it’s easy to make contact with an expert who will provide more information on the topic. And above all, don’t forget that you’ll have the chance to bond with your pets in a fun way!

There are many different types of pet events throughout the year, such as:

  • product launches
  • exhibitions
  • field trials
  • meetups
  • workshops
  • training courses

Many animals live with us and we love them as members of our family. That’s why it’s important to make sure that they’re well taken care of! Organized pet events provide an opportunity for both pet owners and their pets to learn more about good daily practices, such as taking your dog out for a walk or providing fresh water for your fish. Another benefit of attending these events is that you can make new friends by meeting other people who also have pets! You’ll be able to share tips and tricks and exchange information with like-minded animal lovers.

Pet-related products are also typically presented at these events! You’ll be able to learn about the latest innovations, for example by checking out different dog leashes. Furthermore, you can also get advice on which products might best suit your current lifestyle. By visiting pet events, you’ll be able to stay on top of new pet products and find out what’s available on the market!

Dog Training at Home

A rewarding part of training your dog at home is the bond that you will create with them or strengthening an already existing bond.  Whether your dog is a puppy or an older one, training is an important part of keeping your dog stimulated and healthy.

Teaching the basics at home like sit, stay, wait and come gives them the freedom to be off the lead whilst you know you are in control and your dog will respond when a command is given.

Any training should be reward-based, so give your dog a small treat when they get the command correct.

When you start learning a new command, also start practising in a quiet room, away from distractions and break the training into short chunks so that the dog does not get bored.

Remember to be patient with your dog, they may not pick it up straight away and finish the sessions positively.