Vitapet Arena


Ground Level - Western End


10:00am – 4:00pm daily.

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The 2019 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show presented the all-new VitaPet Arena with a wide array of talented K9s, new shows and the all-time favourites!

Visitors caught hours of K9-inspired, fur-wrapped entertainment in the Vitapet Arena from some of the country’s most talented Dogs, many of whom are who trained for months leading in…

Farmer Dave Graham presented the very first K9 Ninja Challenge, with Dogs racing across ladders, bouncing between platforms and jumping through hoops.

Rodney Gooch’s all-new UpDog (direct from the USA!) put Frisbee-Catching, Flyball, Skipping and Drag-Racing Dogs to the test. Visitors grabbed the op-paw-tunity to see Katrina Warren and the incredible Wonderdogs – those celebrity chocolate Border Collies who were performing at the top of their (party) game!

Following is a quick overview of our human presenters and you can check out more details on each show in the timetable at the bottom of this page: 

About Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill & The Wonderdogs: Much-loved TV vet Dr Katrina Warren has teamed up with professional trainer Kelly Gill and the Wonderdogs again. A team of impeccably-trained chocolate Border Collies, they are ready to bow-wow-wow you with their new party tricks. Kids will LOVE this show.

A quick insight into Farmer Dave Graham: He’s bred, raised, trained, coached and loved tens of thousands of Dogs throughout Australia and around the world. This year, we can’t wait to see Dogs from around Australia competing in his new K9 Ninja Challenge competition as they race across ladders, bounce between platforms, jump through hoops and more!

Get to know Rodney Gooch: ‘Goochy’, as he’s known, has trained Dogs for 25 years, specialising in TV and film work, trick and target training, solving K9 behaviour problems, as well as presenting extreme Dog sports. The all-new UpDog (straight from the USA!) sees frisbee-catching and Drag-racing Dogs that will WOW visitors at the 2019 Dog Lovers Show.

View the full program timetable and bio’s below.