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Integrated Police Dog Service Demonstrations Sat 12:30; Sun 12:00

Some of the world's most highly trained dogs are employed by the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service Teams. After endless hours of training with their office partners it's almost like they can read their partner's minds as they form a cohesive team.
Come out and see just what they do, day in and day out, to protect us and how brilliantly they do it.
Later drop by the Abbotsford police foundation booth to find out what you can do to help support these incredible dogs while on the job and into retirement with their officer team mates.

Team Members- the RCMP handlers in the Lower Mainland have Integrated with Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, and Port Moody dog handlers to form the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services.
The unit consists of approximately 48 dog handlers and provides services throughout the Lower Mainland from Pemberton down through to Boston Bar with the exception of Vancouver and West Vancouver. The dogs are trained in tracking, criminal apprehension, to search for narcotics/explosives, missing persons, and to locate evidence in general. The dogs are also trained to assist specialized sections in the LMD including the Emergency Response Team and Tactical Response Team. Further to that, some of our dog teams specialize in the avalanche profile as well as the HRD profile. The teams are very busy serving the Lower Mainland.

History of the RCMP Police Dog Services....

Police Dog Service was established in 1935. The Police Dog Service Training Centre has been located near Innisfail, Alberta since 1965.
Our pups are named each year with a letter of the alphabet, this year all the born in 2019 will start with the letter "M". The Name the Puppy contest allows children across Canada to help name our police dogs.

RCMP website

Discover the Mysteries of Dog Communication and Handling Sat 2:00 Sun 1:30

Ever wonder what your dog is trying to tell you? How about what your body is telling your dog? Dogs are experts at reading human body language but sometimes our bodies lie! Discover the mysteries of dog communication, learn how to handle your dog using appropriate equipment and communicating using body language.
Learn the secrets of dog communication and handling with our Canine Behaviour Expert and Inventor of the JWalker Dog Harness, Jessica O'Neill.

What You'll Learn: Body Placement - Side, facing, away
Big and Small - stand, crouch
Body blocking claiming personal space
No Monkey Arms - Stay one unit
Directive Cue - Line from nose to destination
Move away, move forward, drive away, pull forward
Turn Towards, turn away - steering using body
Fast & Slow - changing Pace

BRING YOUR DOG - get on stage and watch the magic happen

JWalker Website

Flying Disc Dogs from DogWorks Training
► Saturday @ 4:00, Sunday @ 3:30

Come watch a show of high-flying action from some incredible disc dogs! Awesome flips, tricks, catches, and throws are all a part of this awesome show.

DogWorks Training's Website

Bamboozled Again! Be Mystified by the Incredible DogWorks Trick Show
► Saturday @ 11:00 & 1:30, Sunday @ 11:30

The amazing trick team at DogWorks will show off some of their flashy tricks! They also train dogs for film and commercial work, don't miss these skilled pups!

DogWorks Training's Website

Freestyle Dance Team - Cheer on Your Favourite Sat 10:30 am and Sun 1:00

Musical canine freestyle, also known as musical freestyle, freestyle dance, and canine freestyle, is a modern dog sport that is a mixture of obedience training, tricks, and dance that allows for creative interaction between dogs and their owners. Come out and watch our Freestyle team wow you with their dance moves. Then cheer on the Papillons as they compete in the barrel race and check out the trick demos.

The Art of Agility with DogWorks Training
► Saturday @ 11:30 & 2:30, Sunday @ 2:00

Come to the Carnivora Amazing Dog Stage and watch dogs of amazing speed and accuracy move through courses of jumps, tunnels, weaves, and more!

DogWorks Training's Website

Loveabull's Next Top Dog - Fashion Extravaganza 3:00 Sunday

Together with some tiny canine pals, our bullies will strut their stuff in our fashion extravaganza-vying for the title of Next Top Dog. It's an overload of cute as our rescues rock their doggy duds and show you just how loving and sweet these often misunderstood dogs can be.

Loveabull Rescue Society was founded in 2013 in Surrey BC to give these dogs the best opportunity for a good future and to work towards dissolving the bully breed stigma.
Our founder is a certified trainer and behaviour specialist. Our foster dogs receive one on one and group training to ensure they are great family members when they are adopted. Loveabull also works with other provinces to help with spaying and neutering in remote areas with over populations of stray dogs. We are a bully breed rescue but we never turn a dog emergency away and will take in any dog that needs help.

Loveabull's website

Interactive Agility Program - Come on stage to try agility with your dog & the DogWorks Team
► Saturday @ 12:00 & 3:00, Sunday @ 2:30

Join the DogWorks Training Team on stage to try out some Agility foundations exercises with your own dog!

DogWorks Training's Website

CDART - Animal Rescue Journey: Learn how to keep your pet safe!
► Sunday @ 12:30

This demonstration will take you on an evacuation voyage that will show you what you can do to be prepared in the case of a disaster. This interactive, kid friendly show will teach first aid for the most common injuries and issues that your pet might experience. Some audience members will be supervised and taught right on the stage with their pet.

Meet the amazing members of the Canadian Disaster Animal Team. CDART is dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals in a disaster. Volunteers are mobilized when local authorities request CDART's help and when the Provincial Emergency Program's Emergency Social Services is activated. In specific communities, CDART has long-time established teams but will answer requests for help through local, provincial and federal government agencies. CDART works with Emergency Social Services at Reception Centres registering animals that need sheltering or evacuation during an emergency/disaster. CDART is not funded in any way except through donations so please consider donating to CDART so that they may continue their amazing work.

CDART's Website

Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) - See what your raffle dollars do!
► Saturday @ 3:30, Sunday @ 11:00

These "Dogs With Jobs" are indeed amazing! Don't miss this incredible demonstration of teamwork between these Assistance Dogs and their partners. The Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS) works training puppies to become assistance dogs, and places them with their partners. Find out more about these invaluable dogs and see them demonstrate their skills.

P.A.D.S Website