This month we celebrate Mother’s Day, college graduations, and college kids coming home for the summer. And if that weren’t enough to be happy about, we’re also doing more outdoor classes and field trips to keep you and your dogs challenged. Our mission is for your dog to be reliably obedient, in real life situations. By taking our training ‘out and about’, we help you achieve that goal!
April is Canine Fitness Month! Dogs suffer from obesity – the most common preventable condition in the canine population. Lack of exercise and too many calories in the form of treats or improper nutrition contribute to the weight gain, as well as other factors such as breed, age, and medical conditions. Besides causing our furry friends to have sore joints, difficulty breathing, a higher risk for cancer, canine diabetes, and other diseases, obesity also shortens their lives.
Post by: Marsha Dominguez, CNWI
On Saturday, April 1st, Mike and Coco achieved all three ORT’s; Birch, Anise, and Clove, in Nazareth, PA.He is entered soon in a trial for his NW1.
- Kim and her amazing Nose Work partner, Nadja;
- Gloria and Boomer (when he puts his mind to it, he can out-sniff the best of them)
- Gloria and Annie, who, at 16, is still up for a search or two as long as cheese is involved.
All these dogs have so much heart, and together with their handlers have become amazing scent work teams. I am so proud of all of them.
This is the time of year when those of you who shortened (or eliminated!) your daily walks with your dog are looking to bring them back to full distance. Maybe some of you have a new puppy or adult dog and are trying to teach him how to walk politely on a leash. You’ve come to the right place! Put yourself in a “Sit / Stay” and read up on how to teach your dog the mechanics of a walk that will be fun for BOTH of you.
This month, we hope the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow (for an early spring!), we hope that families will show their Valentine’s day love for their dogs with extra treats and toys but not hugs and kisses, and we hope to see more of you and your wonderful puppies and dogs at our classes, playcare and in our FastTrack program. AND, we’re super excited to announce that we just added “Pick-up and Drop-off service” to the long list of offerings at the school!
Let 2017 begin!
2017 is finally here, and it’s already looking to be a fun and exciting time at our school. We’ve already added a new puppy class (Wednesday 11 AM) to our roster of already fabulous classes, and we also have a weekly Canine Gym class in the works. In addition, our wildly popular Fast Track program has a brand new package with 8 – 1/2 hour sessions.