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Tails of the 2023 Global Pet Expo: An Animal Wrangler’s Adventure

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By Cassie Kennedy

As a professional dog trainer and animal wrangler for Hollywood movies, TV series, and television commercials, I was excited to attend the Global Pet Expo held this year at the Orange County Convention Center. It was an opportunity to discover new pet products and learn about the latest trends in the industry. Accompanying me were Tiki and Stoke, two of my Border Collies, who recently appeared in a commercial for Publix Supermarkets.

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Tiki just had to stop for a photo at this booth.

One of the highlights of my visit to the expo was meeting Brenda Dolan at Brilliant Salmon Oil. They were showcasing their product, which is an all-natural supplement made from pure salmon oil. As pet owners, we all know how important it is to maintain our pets’ health, and the benefits of salmon oil for dogs are incredible. The oil contains essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can improve the condition of a dog’s coat and skin, support healthy joints, and boost their immune system. As someone who works with dogs on a daily basis, I know the value of having a healthy and happy pet, and I will definitely be recommending Brilliant Salmon Oil to all my clients. Click here to purchase Brilliant Salmon Oil.

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Tiki can’t wait to try out her Brilliant Salmon Oil.

Another company that stood out to me was Canidae dog food. Their display showcased the high level of quality ingredients and science that goes into their dog food. Canidae is committed to creating top-quality food for dogs, and their mission is to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. Their dog food is made with real meat, fish, or poultry as the first ingredient, and it is free from any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. As a dog trainer, I know how important nutrition is for dogs, and Canidae’s dog food is an excellent choice for pet owners who want to ensure that their dogs receive a balanced and nutritious diet. Click here to buy Canidae on Amazon.

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Stopping by and meeting Amanda Molinaro from Canidae Pet Food.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the nice folks at Blue Dog Bakery, and their products are a favorite among pet owners. They specialize in creating all-natural, healthy dog treats that are both delicious and nutritious. The bakery uses high-quality ingredients and avoids any harmful additives such as corn, soy, or wheat. The treats are perfect for dogs of all ages and sizes, and they come in a variety of flavors. I have always been a fan of Blue Dog Bakery products, and I am happy to see them continue to innovate and create healthy treats for pets. Click here to buy Blue Dog Bakery treats on Amazon.

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With Lara Gusa of Blue Dog Bakery

Throughout the expo, Tiki and Stoke were quite the stars, and they garnered attention from everyone who passed by. So many attendees stopped to take pictures and ask about their training and background. It was great to see the positive impact that dogs can have on people, and I was glad to share my knowledge and experience with others. As a trainer, I believe that dogs are intelligent creatures who thrive on positive reinforcement and love, and I always try to communicate this to others who are interested in learning more about them.

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Hugs from Tiki at the Blue Dog Bakery booth.

Also at this year’s Global Pet Expo, I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Giagnocavo, from Suzie’s CBD Treats. As she introduced me to her line of pet treats infused with CBD, I was impressed by the health benefits that CBD can bring to dogs. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that has been shown to alleviate anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even aid in seizure management. Suzie’s CBD Treats uses high-quality, organic CBD extract in their products, ensuring that your furry friend is getting the best possible care. It was clear to me that Rachel is passionate about improving the lives of pets, and her dedication to creating healthy and effective products was truly inspiring.

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Suzie’s CBD Treats.

In the past year, with my company, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a variety of breeds on various movie, television and commercial sets, including Border Collies, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. As a professional animal wrangler, I know that each breed has unique health needs and requires a specific diet to perform at their best. That’s why I always make sure to attend events like the Global Pet Expo, which brings together key players in the pet industry and provides a wealth of knowledge and access to new products. At the expo, I discovered new supplements, foods, and treats that cater to each breed’s specific health requirements and will help keep them in optimal health for their demanding roles on set. The Global Pet Expo is a must-attend event for anyone who works with dogs and wants to stay ahead of the curve in the pet industry. Click here to read Cassie’s Bio.

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That’s a wrap! Cassie with Beck giving actor Dean Cain a goodbye hug on the set of R.A.D.A.R. Adventures of the Bionic Dog.