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First ever Dog Lover Show arrives in Glasgow next week but public are asked to leave own dogs at home

Glasgow’s SEC will be a pooch haven next weekend as Scotland’s first ever Dog Lover Show takes over.

The main stage will feature performances from Mark Wylie and The Drakes of Hazard, a live Flyball Competition, Scotland’s first Freestyle Dog Competition, the Scottish Police Dog Unit and a Gun Dog Display – as well as the Crufts winner Heather Smith and her dancing dogs.

However, dog lovers are asked to leave their own pets at home, as event organiser, Robin Chalmers, explains.

Robin said: “We decided to take the lead from other indoor dog shows like Cruft’s and ask the public to leave their own dogs at home as there is so much going on.

“With up to 5,000 footfall expected through each day, if everyone brought their own dogs, that could get pretty stressful for all of our four legged friends.

“We just wouldn’t be able to guarantee that all inoculations would be up to date or that the behaviour of all dogs attending would be up to scratch, so the decision was taken form a health and safety point of view. From a personal point of view, I know how much an event of this size would just stress my dog Flo out!”

However, there are plenty dogs at The Dog Lover Show.

30 breeders clubs are all bringing their own dogs so there is plenty of opportunity a cuddle to find out everything you ever wanted to know about your favourite breeds, from Great Danes and Labs to Pugs, Frenchies and Jack Russells and see if their traits and behaviours will fit in with your lifestyle.

On the Main Stage, entertainment, performances and displays from some of the most talented dogs and dog acts in the UK.

Kids all go for free and they can team up with our Pets ‘N Vets to be a Vet for the day – with full training and a graduation certificate. Dog balloon specialists and all of the shows on the main stage are child friendly and there will be Pooch Face painting and storytelling with ‘Life according to Monty Dogge’ on the author’s storytelling stage.

There will be over 100 exhibitors for the latest gadgets, goodies, garments and grooming products so that you can pamper that pooch, with many international suppliers as well as Trespaws (Trespass) launch their new fashion line for dogs.

There are lots of opportunities to Meet The Experts on grooming, training, exercise, nutrition and health and lots of tasty treats.

Robin explains, “It’s our first indoor show its set to be a spectacular weekend for dog lovers! So leave your pooch at home , coe and enjoy the show and you can spoil them rotten when you get home!”

Early Bird tickets are only £8 and kids go for free, walk up tickets are £10. The event takes place over September 8 and 9 at SEC, Glasgow.

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