IF YOU have never fixed up a play date for your beloved mutt, now is the time to get him to meet up with some of his ilk and socialise for a bit. “While temperaments and play styles, within a breed or even a litter, vary greatly, there is no doubt that many dogs tend to get a thrill out of play time with their four-footed buddies,” says Raaj Gowda, who was inspired to start P-Factor, a series of interactive events for dog lovers, after he decided to take his pet along (albeit uninvited) to a party and people he met there thought it was a great idea to have a special day planned for pets and their owners. P-Factor represents people, pets and parties and you can make a whole day of it with your friends and family with your little furballs in tow. And enjoy the slew of music, food and games alongside a host of pet-centric activities lined up at Pebble.
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If your dog is having behaviour issues, Christopher Vicky Franklin, a dog trainer and behaviourist who runs Fetch will be available for a consult. He offers professional help for problems like separation anxiety, toilet training, excessive barking or nervous dog behaviour in one-on-one 20-minute sessions. “Often, the problem can be resolved with clear communication, positive energy and a firm voice,” explains Franklin.
You might even become a brand new dog owner. Jessica Jerusha, owner of Jeru’s Lovin’ Vacation Home For Pets will help you find that perfect addition to your family ‘after figuring out your lifestyle and requirements and matching them to the right breed’. She also takes in unwanted pets and finds them better homes. Dr Mahmood Abbas will provide free advice and check-ups for pets and dish out tips on topics like common ailments, diets and exercise.
Entry Rs. 200. Free food and entry for pets. 11 am. At Pebble, Sadashivnagar. Details: 9916695200