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Dug Up at Dogster: January 2020 Dog Events and Premieres

Start the new year out right with these fun January 2020 dog events, activities and premieres for you and your pup.

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Dec 30th 2019

You and your pup won’t have time for the post-holiday blues when you check out these January 2020 dog events and premieres. If you have a dog event or premiere you would like listed, please email your event details to

All January 2020: Walk Your Pet month, National Train Your Dog month and Unchain a Dog month

January 13, 2020: The Healing Powers of Dude premieres

Love to binge on Netflix? Here’s a new one for you. Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school. Forget bringing a textbook with him — he brings his comfort mutt, Dude. Despite the protests of his cat-loving principal, Noah not only brings Dude to school with him, but gets help navigating everything from judgmental preteens to how not to spill mac and cheese all over himself in the cafeteria. Details at

January 10 through January 12, 2020: Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs, Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix and The Hard Drive Flyball Club’s Flyball Tournament will all heat up the cold month of January at this pet festival held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Pet lovers can interact with dogs, reptiles, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and even check out TICA’s cat show during the three-day expo. Full details at

January 24 through January 26, 2020: World of Pets Expo

Take your pet-obsessed family to one of the largest pet shows for pet lovers on the East Coast. Located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, you’ll shop, adopt and be entertained. Check out the many educational demos, seminars and workshops by hundreds of animal experts, plus discover a variety of pet services and products. More info at

January 25 through January 26, 2020: Edmonton Pet Expo

Dogs, cats, reptiles, small critters, parrots and fish can be found at this two-day pet lovers expo held at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Games, search-and-rescue demos and dog frisbee are just a few of the events at this weekend show. Of course, there will be plenty of pet product vendors and pet organizations, too. See full event highlights and more at

January 26, 2020: 5th Annual im Schnee festsitzen Trail Run

Part of the 2019/2020 CaniCross series, the Bristol Woods County Park in Bristol, Wisconsin, has snow-covered trails that take you and your dog through upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants and prairie areas. The CaniCross event will be approximately 3 or 6 miles and CaniCross athletes have the option of running an additional loop. The CaniCross event starts 15 minutes prior to the runners and walkers. This event is perfect for all fitness levels and is dog-friendly for those not interested in the CaniCross Event. Register here or click here for more information.

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