Puppies are all over the place this summer! If you're one of the lucky with one as a new addition to your household, please check the YOUR NEW PUPPY link, above, for tons of information about SOCIALIZING (not what you might think!), HOUSEBREAKING, BITING and more but don't forget that the most important thing is PUPPY CLASS!
For more details on ALL classes, please click for CLASS SCHEDULE
**Puppy Preschool for pups ages 10-16 weeks at the start of class for more details about puppies, class, advice, etc click the YOUR NEW PUPPY link, above.
**Manners and Minding 1 for pups ages 4-8 months who need some work on attention span, reliability and BASIC manners around people and dogs
**Manners and Minding 2 for dogs with some good basic skills, ready for some serious manners around people and dogs
**Community Canine for dogs with good skills around people and dogs that can really shine with some extra work on calm and attentiveness.
**Advanced Obedience with Tricks and Games will TRICK YOU into teaching your dog advanced obedience skills while having fun.
**Therapy Dog Class for dogs whose people would like to make their dog a Therapy Dog. (taught by Julie Bond)
**Kids and Dogs (no grown-ups allowed) for dogs and kids. See the description, it's an awesome class! (taught by Julie Bond) Here's what one mom had to say, "Erin and Scout really enjoyed the class. It really helped their relationship because I think Scout now looks to her for guidance vs seeing her as an equal. Sometimes now he listens better to Erin than to me! One thing that was hard for Erin was the idea of having to come up with a new trick each week. I think she felt that Scout had to know it really well but I realize that might not have been the case. She loved doing the limbo with Scout and still talks about it! If the scheduling works we would sign up again for another round of classes in the future." What a great concept; you drop the dog and kid off for an hour while they learn to work together, then they give you a performance on the last day of class. COOL!
I'm excited to introduce my friend and mentor Julie Bond MS (Animal Behavior from UC Davis) who is has her M.S. in Animal Behavior from UC Davis and has been a practicing Behaviorist for over 20 years.
I'm also very happy to welcome Molly Hughes as my new class assistant; she'll be there to back me up and give some relief to my long-time overworked friend/assistant Marina Egorova.
Be sure give the Summer Newsletter a look; lots of important information about summer risks, recreation and more dog stuff.