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Upcoming Dog Events


Places to Go, Things to Do with your dog in Portland, OR. Here is a list of upcoming dog events in the Portland area:


September 12, 2015

Strut Your Mutt 5K/Walk - Best Friends Animal Society!


Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! At Strut Your Mutt, you can enjoy a leisurely community dog walk or a timed 5k run (with or without your dog), and then hang out at a festival for all things dog (and dog-lovers). This life-saving annual event, which includes doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests, post-run pet massages and more, is for a great cause — ending the killing of pets in America’s shelters. As one of 12 events happening across the country, your local Strut Your Mutt event provides a platform for local rescues and shelters to raise money for providing critical funding for lifesaving adoption, spay/ neuter programs, and more.

Location: Sellwood River Front Park, SE Spokane St at Oaks Pkwy, Portland, OR   MAP

Admission: $0-$45 Benefiting: Best Friends Animal Society and local animal welfare groups

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more info: 435-644-2001



Nov 6, 2015 to Nov 8, 2015

dog*tec Dog Walking Academy


An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business. What You Get Professional dog walking certification First Aid certification Certification seals for marketing 24 CPDT CEUs Continental breakfast (weekend), afternoon power snacks Copy of The Business of Dog Walking What You Will Learn Pack management | dog communication & body language | aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it | safety and fight protocols | basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior | client and dog screening | public relations | small business practices | liability protection | marketing | increasing profits | legalizing your business The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and field trips. This is a professional course for adults 18 years and older.

Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 11207 NE Holman St., Portland, OR, US   MAP

A9:00am to 6:00pm Admission: $650.00

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more info: please call 510.525.2547 or  Email