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About Dog Stars! Best Trick Competition

All dogs must be pre-registered to participate in the Dog Days of Stockholm Dog Stars! Best Trick Competition. Contest entries will be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to the contest start time.

Entry forms are available at the Dog Days of Stockholm Contest Registration Tent. Dogs must be leashed at all times and current on all shots.


10:00 a.m.: Dog Days Events open! Opening comments by Mary Anne Collins-Svoboda, introduction of emcee; Silent Auction bidding opens

10:15 a.m.: Event Kick-off and overview of activities with WCCO’s Pat Kessler

10:30 a.m.: Dr. Margaret Meier Jones – Animal Wellness Center of Buffalo Valley

11:00 a.m.: Featured rescue dog intros:

  • Minnesota Basset Rescue
  • Minnesota/Wisconsin Collie Rescue
  • Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue
  • English Springer Rescue Midwest


11:15 a.m.: Minnesota Disc Dog Club Demonstration (near parking lot)

11:40 p.m.: Allison James — Psychic Medium/Animal Communicator (sign up for a mini session at Booth #8!)

12:10 p.m.: Tricia Thompson – Service Dogs & Dogs in Showbusiness

12:40 p.m.: Rev. Karna Baseman, Emmanuel Lutheran Church – The Blessing of the Dogs

1:00 p.m.: Dog Stars! Best Trick Competition & Awards

1:20 p.m.: Craig Johnson, Training Tips

1:50 p.m.: Joanna Jahn – Doggy Yoga (participation welcome) / Healing Touch

2:20 p.m.: The Far-Out K9 Flying Disc Experience demonstration (near parking lot)

2:45 p.m.: Ask the Vet: Darlene Cook, DVM – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Animals – The Bluffs Animal Clinic

3:00 p.m.: Silent Auction bidding closes

3:15 p.m.: Donna Chicone, author of Being a Super Pet Parent and Pet Parent Pawffirmations

3:45 p.m.: Allison James — Psychic Medium/Animal Communicator Mini Sessions with winners; Announcement of Silent Auction Winners  

4:00 p.m.: Thank Yous/How you can support Dog Days; Park Events