April 2022 Dog Events and Holidays – Dogster

The weather is finally getting warmer and so are our April 2022 dog events and holidays. Grab your dog, his leash and some training treats and get out there and have some fun with these great spring dog events. Don’t see your dog event in the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we will record your dog event.

Monthly and daily public holidays in April 2022

Heartworm Awareness Month

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

April 8, 2022: Dogfighting Awareness Day

April 10, 2022: Hug your dog day

April 11, 2022: National Animal Day

April 21, 2022: Bulldogs are a beautiful day

April 23, 2022: Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 27, 2022: International Guide Dog Day


Until July 19, 2022: Dogs of War and Peace exhibition

Check it out at the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York, NY. Tickets and exhibition 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 check it out here.

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

Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring competitions for the smallest & 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 offers educational opportunities, hands-on labs and workshops, plus exhibitors. Held in Austin, Texas. 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 only the first step (book your appointment here!) Booking time with the Easter Bunny is only the first step; getting the pawwfect picture is next. To achieve the look, PetSmart training expert Jodie Havens recommends four tricks for getting the best photo opportunity with a pet: Dress them for the holidays to create a photo opportunity you’ll always remember, such as in an Easter bunny ear headband, a pastel colored bow tie, an Easter chick dog hoodie, or even a full bunny costume. Use a squeaker toy, hold a treat, say their name, or make noises that you know will respond during the shooting process. Let them play with you. Combine the look of the camera with treats and give them the goodies after a few photo frames. Continue with the treats after the photo session is over.

April 22-24, 2022: Paris European Dog Show

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

April 23-24, 2022: AKC Meet the Races

AKC’s Meet the Breeds will hit the road and will appear at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. Buy tickets here.

Want to see which dog vacations are coming up in 2022? Checking out Dogster’s Dog Vacation List

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