Come and See What Dogs Can Do: First Ever DOG GONE SMART EXPO at Penn Plaza Pavilion Features Canine Exhibitions and Super Shopping

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Come and See What Dogs Can Do: First DOG GONE EXPO at Penn Plaza Pavilion Features Exhibitions and Super Shopping

New York, (PRWEB) February 9, 2006

The Dog Show confirms a dog’s poise and beauty. But the DOG GONE SMART EXPO shows what dogs are really bred to do. Dog owners and animal lovers alike can witness dozens of canine exhibitions and shop for their favorite merchandise at Manhattan’s first ever DOG GONE SMART EXPO to be held February 13-14 at the Penn Plaza Pavilion at the Hotel Pennsylvania (401 Seventh Avenue). Founded by Chris Onthank, owner of the Dog Gone Smart canine center in Norwalk, Conn. and Bill Blair, Chairman of the Progressive Dog Show, this free, two-day event will be a delight for families, tourists, Manhattan dog owners, and anyone who wants to learn a lot more about our four-legged friends.

“Most of us have seen how guide dogs help the blind, but did you know that dogs can also be trained to help people with limited mobility?” said Chris Onthank. “Our canine friends can be trained to perform a variety of jobs, and the EXPO is designed to educate and provide people with a first-hand glimpse of what dogs are bred to do. Aside from the personal benefits that come with canine companionship, dogs can perform an array of services that truly help many people everyday.”

Throughout Monday, February 13, EXPO visitors can see the Working, Terrier, Toy and Non-Sporting Groups in a variety of dynamic demonstrations, including:

•Terrier-Go to-Ground, a competition that tests the ability of Dachshunds and Terriers to hunt and work underground

•Competitive Dog Agility, get a glimpse of the fun, competitive sport that tests for speed and accuracy of handler and dog

•Schutzhund Obedience and Protection, find out about a dog’s intelligence and utility

•Guide Dogs, learn about Guiding Eyes for the Blind a non-profit, charitable organization that provides trained guide dogs for the visually impaired throughout the world

•Freestyle—Dancing With Your Dog, find out how you can get jiggy with your furry friends in a demo by The World Canine Freestyle Organization

•New York City Police Department Bomb Sniffing Dogs, see these specially-trained canines work alongside New York City’s finest

•Disc Dog Demo, witness father and son duo “High Flyin” Houston and “Dare Devil” Dallas as they perform acrobatic and freestyle routines

If Pointers and Setters have always sparked your interest, pet enthusiasts can visit the EXPO on Tuesday, February 14 to see the Herding, Hound and Sporting Groups. Attendees will get to see crowd favorites like Competitive Dog Agility and Disc Dog Demo, but they will also get a glimpse of the following:

•Service Assistance Dogs, East Coast Assistance Dog, Inc. will show how people with disabilities can gain greater independence and mobility through the use of specially trained dogs

•Hunting, see the speed, alertness and skill of these Pointers

•Search & Rescue, find out about canine and non-canine search and rescue teams help in disaster recovery efforts with The Bear Search and Rescue Foundation

Throughout the day, witness games, agility racing, Frisbee dogs, world record high jumping, dancing dogs, trick dogs, and more at the Classic K-9 Show. Top dogs and trainers from all over the U.S. and will compete and entertain the crowds. The show is choreographed to music and mixed with comedy and special effects.

Last but certainly not least, witness the determination and strength of the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs in a Cart Pulling Demonstration. These multipurpose farm dogs help their owners in a variety of ways, including carrying farm tools and produce.

The EXPO will also feature more than 50 vendors including, Natura Pet Products, makers of Innova, California Natural, Matrix, and Anmar dog foods; Innotek®, providers of training collars and electric fencing; Canine Styles, purveyors of chic canine accessories and clothing; The New York Dog Magazine, the “it” magazine for dog enthusiasts; Wubba Wubba, creators of the ultimate doggy play toys; Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing, the safe, affordable alternative to traditional fencing, and CIZL, for all of your beds, collars, leashes and clothing. Attendees can also visit the Dog Gone Smart booth to learn more about its many canine services.

Dog Gone Smart is the largest canine center in Southwestern, Conn. The center offers daycare, boarding, grooming, training, rehabilitation, swimming and a variety of health and wellness programs. Dog Gone Smart is located at 15 Cross St., Norwalk, Conn. Call (203)838-7729 or visit


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