Dug Up with Dogster: April 2022 Dog Events and Holidays

Celebrate April 2022 Dog Events like Tampa Bay, who will be getting his picture taken with the Easter Bunny at PetSmart. ©Melissa L Kauffman

Finally, the weather is warming up and so are our April 2022 dog events and holidays. Grab your dog, his leash and some training treats and get out and have some fun with these great Spring dog events. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we will include your dog event.

Monthly and Daily April 2022 Holidays

Heartworm Awareness Month

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Pet First-Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April 8, 2022: Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10, 2022: Hug Your Dog Day

April 11, 2022: National Pet Day

April 21, 2022: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

April 23, 2022: Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 27, 2022: International Guide Dog Day



Through July 19, 2022: Dogs of War and Peace Exhibit

Check it out at The AKC Museum of the Dog in New York, NY. Tickets and exhibit information at museumofthedog.org

April 1-3, 2022:  AKC 2022 National Agility Championship

Held at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Florida, you can watch it here.

April 2, 2022:  2nd Annual New Braunfels PetFest event

Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. with contests for smallest and tallest dog, owner & pet look-a-like and fastest peanut butter licker. Held at the Columbus Club in New Braunfels, TX.

April 5-6,  2022: Austin Vet Conference

For veterinary professionals, this conference features educational opportunities, hands-on labs and workshops, plus exhibitors. Held in Austin, TX. Register here.

April 9, 2022: Photos with the Easter Bunny at Your Local PetSmart

PetSmart stores across the country are offering this photo opportunity on Saturday, April 9, and pet parents can book their photo appointment here. Booking time with the Easter Bunny is just the first step (book your appointment here!) Booking time with the Easter Bunny is just the first step; getting the pawwfect photo is next. To achieve the look, PetSmart training expert Jodie Havens  recommends four tricks to get the best photo moment with a pet: Dress them up for the holiday to create a photo moment you’ll always remember, such as in an Easter Bunny ears headband, a pastel-colored bowtie, an Easter chick dog hoodie or even a full bunny costume. Use a squeaker toy, hold a treat, call their name or make sounds you know they’ll respond to throughout the photo-taking process. Get them to play with you. Pair the sight of the camera with treats and give them the goodies after a few photo frames. Keep up the treats after the photo session concludes.

April 22-24,  2022:   European Dog Show Paris

Takes place at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte in Villepinte, outside of Paris, France. Check out details here.

April 23-24, 2022: AKC Meet the Breeds

AKC’s Meet the Breeds is going on the road and will appear at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. Get tickets here.

April 27-28, 2022: Embark’s Second Annual Canine Health Summit

Embark is convening some of the top veterinarians, breeders, and scientists to discuss everything from canine cancer to breeding practices to the human-canine bond. Enjoy Cornell Professor Heather Huson’s panel on the genetics of elite canine athletes and Dr. Jacquelyn Evans’ panel on understanding the genetics of canine cancer. The event takes place virtually and free of charge. Register here

Want to see what dog holidays are coming up in 2022? Check out Dogster’s dog holiday list.

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