Vitapet Arena


Hordern Pavilion


10:00am – 4:30pm Daily

The 2019 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show presents the all-new Vitapet Arena with a wide array of talented K9’s, new shows and our all-time favourites!

See Australia’s most talented K9’s in action performing in the Vitapet Arena with brand new exhilarating shows including the all-new K9 Ninja Warrior competition and the incredible Skipping Dogs!  We are also excited to welcome back the following presenters and look forward to announcing the full program around February 2019.

Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill & the Wonderdogs

Popular television vet, Dr Katrina Warren has teamed up with professional trainer, Kelly Gill and the Wonderdogs; a team of impeccably trained chocolate border collies. The Wonderdogs are seasoned performers and have appeared with Katrina on the Today Show, Morning Show, Funniest Home Videos, Saturday Disney and Talk to the Animals. They have also starred in numerous TV commercials and feature films and it’s a very rare opportunity to see them all perform here at the show in Melbourne.


Dave Graham

Dave Graham knows dogs. He’s bred, raised, trained, coached and loved tens of thousands of dogs throughout Australia and around the world. From National Champion, Indian Street Dogs, Wild Dingoes, International (Performing) Stars to the best little work mates to keep a stockman company; this fun loving larrikin has worked with a huge variety of dogs in his time and brings his unique hosting style and abundant love for dogs to the 2018 Dog Lovers Show.


Rodney Gooch

Rodney Gooch or ‘Goochy’ as he’s known, has been training Dogs for 25 years, specialising in TV and film work, trick and target training, behaviour problems as well as extreme Dog sports including Flyball, Canine Disc (Frisbee) and Canine Dock Jumping. Goochy is heavily involved in the Pet Industry promoting training, environmental enrichment and pet nutrition.