Upcoming Dog Events in Ohio

Those who are spending their summer in Ohio, or who are just visiting the state, have lots of fun opportunities to do things with their dogs. There will be fun activities ranging from Dachshund picnics to dog socials, charities and parties, as well as a workshop to prepare your dog for the loud fireworks noises during Independence Day.

Canine Social

Christ Church

Strongsville, Ohio

June 12

This Canine Social is a free event that will take place from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. There will be a demonstration area with agility and obedience demos, a canine care tent and contests. Throughout the day they will also have business and organization dog-related exhibits, dog swimming, face painting, prizes, give-aways, dog hikes, dog washes and food.

Fun Dog Show

Presbyterian Church

Warren, Ohio

June 26

The Fun Dog Show will open at 9:00 AM for registration, and then activities shall start at 10:00 AM, and go until 2:00 PM with the final parade. The show is for all sorts of people and all breeds of dogs. There will be 15 different events with awards for each of them like ribbons and medals. They will also have food for sale.

The Pet Party

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

Berea, Ohio

June 26

This Pet Party will go on from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, and there will be showcases of pet suppliers and animal-related organizations. They will set up lots of fun activities, such as attractions, contests, music, food and children’s games. Animals are welcome to come with the family.

This party is a benefit for PAX, which is a food bank for pets in Northeastern Ohio.

Free Workshop with Acme Canine

Atrium Park

Columbus, Ohio

June 27

This morning event will go on from 10:00 AM-noon. There will be several trainers there who will help teach dogs how to play tic-a-tac. It will be an opportunity to test dogs’ skills and review basic commands. This is a free event with no RSVP!

Red, White and Woof Noise Workshop

Acme Canine

Lewis Center, Ohio

June 30

This evening event will take place from 6:30-7:30 PM, and will cost $10. It will go over how to prep your dog for reacting calmly to loud noises, which will be appropriate for the fireworks on July 4th. You must call 740-548-1717 to reserve a spot, and your dog must be vaccinated to attend.

North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic

Plum Creek Park

Kent, Ohio

July 10

This will be the 13th annual Doxie picnic, which will go on from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Dachshunds and owners are welcome to come eat and play.

Dachshund Clubs in America

Love wiener dogs? So do lots of other people!

There are many different organizations that are centralized around Dachshunds. Most areas in the United States have some sort of Dachshund club that holds events, competitions, races, picnics, walks, or social networking.

If you are looking to adopt one of these purebred dogs from a certain area, these clubs can probably help you find a dog or refer you to a breeder. If your Dachshund is having health issues, or you have general questions, they can give you some good advice.

Finding a Dachshund club in your area can be a fun way to enjoy your canine companionship. If you love traveling with your Dachshund,  you could check out the sorts of events that these clubs are holding in various different places! It is a great way to meet other fun dogs and dog owners.

The Dachshund Club of America, Inc

Many of the Dachshund clubs are associated with the Dachshund Club of America (DCA). The DCA has divisions in six different American regions. These regions are networked together for rescue efforts, meet ups, specialty shows, field trials, obedience trials, earthdog tests and public education. The field trials are where the Dachshunds compete to track a rabbit by its scent. The earthdog tests are where the dogs go through tunnels to track down caged rats or rabbits. Though it is meant to test the dogs’ hunter instincts, no rabbits or rats are harmed in this process.

If you are seeking information about your Dachshund, you can order one of many publications from the DCA. They sell books about health, breeding and other general topics.

Regional Clubs

Region I is West-Coast oriented, holding clubs in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska.

The Greater Portland Dachshund Club is a big one for Oregon, holding competitive events all over the state, such as earthdog and field trials.

There is also the Columbine Dachshund Club, located in Colorado. They coordinate activities like putting on shows and sweepstakes.

Region II focuses on Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii and New Mexico.

One organization of Region II is the Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley. It serves the area around Orange County, CA, and holds activities like conformations, field trials, earthdog, obedience, rallies and agility. Dachshund owners around Los Angeles can work with the Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club. They hold different active competitions throughout the year.

Further south is the San Diego Dachshund Club, which has the mission to “promote the quality, health and temperament of the purebred Dachshund through education and training.” They hold events throughout the year, such as picnics and various walks.

Region III is based in Texas and Oklahoma.

One of the main Texas clubs is the Dallas-Ft Worth Dachshund Club, which holds general meetings, specialty shows and agility shows. They also work with rescue and obedience. The Houston Dachshund Club also holds several specialty shows.

Region IV takes up many states in Middle America, like Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

There are a few throughout Ohio, like the Buckeye Dachshund Club in Creston, the Central Ohio Dachshund Club in Delaware, and the Dachshund Club of Southwestern Ohio in Fairfield. All hold events, and the one in Fairfield holds monthly meet ups on the second Sunday of every month!

The Dachshund Club of St Louis is a very old Dachshund club that holds specialty shows, field trials and earthdog competitions many times throughout the year! They also do meet ups, sometimes at nice restaurants.

The Badger Dachshund Club of Illinois puts on annual events; this year’s will be in Wisconsin. For those in Michigan, the Wolverine Dachshund Club has some shows and competitions going on a few times throughout the year.

Region V takes up the South, such as Virginia, West Virgina, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida.

One main club is the Mississippi Dachshund Club, where members can participate in activities that have to do with agility, conformation, field trials and earthdog competitions. They also hold meetings.

Region VI is is northeastern organization, with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

Those in Massachusetts (and the remainder of the northeast) can do activities with the Bay Colony Dachshund Club, which is based in the greater Boston area. They hold at least four club events annually, which are two field trials, an earthdog test, and a specialty show. These competitions are held around the northeast, and can be other states like Rhode Island or New York.

Upstate New York also has a couple networks. There is a Dachshund Club of Greater Buffalo that holds specialty events and meetings, as well as a Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse that is involved with rescues and holds a couple of events throughout the year.

Those around this nation’s capital can join the Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club, which does breeder referral and a couple of Dachshund events.

Upcoming Pet Events Around Los Angeles

There are lots of fun dog and cat events going around in proximity of Los Angeles, California. The Petcos in the area have many resources and useful sessions for pets and pet owners.


Dachshund Day


Northridge, California

December 23 & 30

It’s Dachshund Day at Petco Northridge on Wednesdays of December! You can bring your wiener down to get the works package free, if you purchase a Bath and Brush Service (which will be discounted). It starts at 7:00 AM.

Very Affordable Dog Training

My Pet Garden

Pasadena, California

December 27

There is a low-cost dog training session at My Pet Garden on Sundays from 12:00-4:00 PM. It is conducted by Sandy Redford, who is a dog trainer recommended by the Pasadena Humane Society. There are private and group lessons every week for as low as $15. You can stop by, or call for details: (626) 449-1600; or email: [email protected].

Dinner and a Dog Bath


Northridge, California

December 29

If you bring your cat or dog to the grooming salon at Petco after 3:00 PM, you can pick up some coupons for dinner at Marie Callenders, Denny’s, Rosie’s BBQ or Maroo.


Low Cost Vaccination Clinic


Tustin, California

January 3 & 31

From 10:00-11:30 AM, there will be a low cost vaccination clinic for cats and dogs. There will be licensed veterinarians, who will also perform heartworm and cat leukemia testing. There will also be discount flea and tick medications. No appointment is necessary.

K-9 Communication Seminar


Irvine, California

January 9

There will be a free seminar at Petco at 5:00-6:00 PM about how to better understand your dog or puppy. It will be a lively discussion on matters that your dog is trying to say to you.

Puppy Playtime


Tustin, California

January 9 & 16

This will be a free session, where your puppy can socialize with other puppies in a supervised environment. It will take place from 2:30-3:30 PM.


Clicker Dog Training Trick Class


Tustin, California

January 15

There will be a six-week class starting on Friday at 7:00-8:00 PM. Clicker Training is becoming a very popular method of dog training. You’ll be able to learn lots of fun tricks.

Potty Training Seminar


Irvine, California

January 16

There will be a free seminar at Petco Irvine from 5:00-6:00 PM, for dog owners of all kinds. It will cover issues like crate training, house breaking and what to do when accidents do happen.

Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds in America: Good Dogs For Travel?


1. Labrador Retriever

These are one of the most common dogs in America, every year. They are big, fun, friendly and good with children. They are one of the best family dogs.  They are great travel dogs because they love exercise and can adapt to different environments. They are fun to take to the beach, or hike in the mountains, or even just stroll around a city.

2. Golden Retriever

These are the token American family dogs. They are fun, friendly and love to play. They are also great for travel, but you should take caution in keeping their coats clean. They usually love swimming and playing fetch.

3. Yorkshire Terrier

These are the most common little dogs in America; they are often called “Yorkies” for short. They are the smallest breed of terrier. They have a lot of energy, are territorial and protective to their families. Some of them are good with strangers. They’re not always the best with kids though. They’re easy to travel with because they are small and fit into spaces.


4. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are one of the most loyal and intelligent dogs in the world. They are also the token police dog. If you decide to own one, you should probably have either a lot of space in your home, a backyard or access to a lot of space. They aren’t the best city dogs, since they are bred to herd sheep in open spaces. They are good for travel if you go on nature trips.


5. Beagle

These medium sized dogs were originally bred for hunting. However, they are also very sweet family dogs. They are very territorial and often bark at people who pass by their terrain. Their medium size makes them pretty good for travel, as they can adapt to either urban, suburban or nature settings.

6. Dachshund

These dogs are very small, yet have a ton of attitude. They were originally bred in Germany as hunter dogs, so that they could dig into rabbit holes. Some people keep dachshunds as polished toy dogs, but others have more rugged pets that go hiking with them. They are not great with kids, as they can nip. Since they are small, they are easy to travel with. They are good city dogs, but some of them can rough it in the mountains.


7. Boxer

While Boxers aren’t the smartest of dogs, they are loyal and fun. They are a commitment, because you have to get them trained for obedience, so they don’t become violent. If they are trained right, they can be great family dogs. They are good for nature traveling.


8. Poodle

Poodles come in standard and miniature sizes. They are sometimes seen as rich and snooty, but in reality all types of people own poodles.  Some of them are good for travel, depending on how they are raised.


9. Shih Tzu

This is a tiny, cuddly dog, that is good for cities. They are very nice and can be good family dogs. This breed is becoming popular in Hollywood, so why not take it on a fancy vacation to LA!


10. Miniature Schnauzer

These dogs are gaining in popularity in America. They are smart and obedient, and love to play. They were bred to be farm dogs, but they can make great family dogs. They are good for certain types of travel, depending on how you train them.