Organizing a dog show can be lots of fun and aside from being a good social event; it can help create more awareness on responsible pet ownership and a good venue to promote advocacy campaigns.
Whether you plan to organize one for a Virginia Beach veterinary clinic, a pet hospital or a fund-raising event, with good and careful planning you can have a memorable dog show.
Build a network
It’s important to establish a network of followers or enthusiasts to be aware of your planned dog show, so make sure to publicize well. Start creating information sheets and go around the nearest veterinary clinics and pet hospitals around you.
You can also do your publicity for the event via social media. This will ensure that you drum up some noise.
You can also seek out sponsorships from pet product manufacturing companies or stores that can help provide giveaways or who would like to take advantage of the event and promote or advertise their products.
Plan for unique events during the show
Take your show to a new level by coming up with new and unique activities for your dog show. Many pet owners would like to have something new and exciting. This can be a great crowd-pleaser and may even be able to pull in more entries for your events.
You could organize events such as dog agility contests, a dog beauty pageant or a grooming contest, whichever you can think of but with a new twist.
It would also be a good idea to provide some short forum or discussion with a known authority or personality to talk about dog obedience or training tips.
Also make sure to have an emergency response team such as medics, a veterinarian Virginia Beach, and nurses, in cases needing urgent medical attention.
Make their time count
Plan your event well to make it very memorable. Hand out giveaways for participants and the audience such as product samples from sponsors or tokens that will remind them of the event, as this will help promote recall and will make people look forward to future events.
Remember to have a registration process not just for headcount, but this could also serve as your network whom you could reach out to for similar events in the future.