the Girlz are back

September 2nd, 2009

speaking of holidays (already?) Photo Day will be 11/22 with the Green Girlz.  www.greengirlz.com  Get your dog and come on down for a professional photo shoot just in time for your holiday greeting cards.  5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photos are printed on the spot for instant gratification or you can order up some special treats.  A portion of the proceeds goes to charity!  Kids are welcome to be in the family photos too.   Dress the part, we have the props.  Last year the “elf” ears & the yamika were a bit hit in the just for fun pics.   

Santa pleeeease……..

September 2nd, 2009

“I want a puppy for Christmas”  Are you looking for the perfect Holiday Gift that you can enjoy for many years to come?  Why not consider getting a pre-trained dog for your family!  No puppy housebreaking, no obedience classes to attend, just a well mannered family companion pet that is dog friendly, kid friendly,  doggie daycare approved (in case you go to work) Consult with Lynne now and let’s choose your perfectly matched breed.  Ages range, prices begin at $2,500 and up, depending upon chosen level of training.  Hurry- only 114 days left ’til Xmas this year.

apprentice anyone?

September 2nd, 2009

do we have anyone out there in Blog land that is interested in a career in Dog Training?  Maybe a career change is in the works for you.  We can help get you started by enrolling in our apprentice program.  If you just want to try working with dogs to see if you like it, or have experience and want the fast track to prepare you for instructing, be sure to contact us.  This is inside info that hasn’t even been posted to the web yet!!! 

fall festival time

September 2nd, 2009

have you checked our events calendar recently?  We are all over the place in the coming months.  Need something to do with your dog?  JOIN US at these events!  too much to list here so make sure you keep up with us and don’t miss out on the fun.  We’re kicking off the season on 9/12.  Stop by RDOD to see “how big” Kida is now!  Can you guess her weight? 

road trip

September 2nd, 2009

it looks like we’re off to the SUPER GROOM EXPO again this year!  Heading to Hershey PA (yummy chocolate for us) to bring back the newest & the best ideas that are out there for your dogs.  Can’t wait to tell all about it……….

tip of the day

August 26th, 2009

are you crate training your puppy?  When you crate your pup remember to put in an indestructable chew toy for teething.  The best hollow toy that can be stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese is the Kong.  Try it frozen!  Put the toy inside the crate with the door closed a few minutes before you are ready to leave.  Dogs seem to want what they can’t have!  When you open the crate to put your pup inside he will want it even more.

what is that stuff

August 26th, 2009

to answer a common question, the treats we use for training are the Natural Balance Beef Roll by Dick Van Patten.  We find that slicing some up and freezing works well when you cut up small bits as you need them.  Keep some on hand for your at home training sessions and see what success you achieve.  You can find them here or at a local pet supply.  Pet recommended!

what’s up with that

August 26th, 2009

have you seen our dogs out somewhere doing a class?  If you happened to pass by us and saw a row of well behaved dogs doing a sit stay or recalls across a field of distractions or maybe doing some nice downtown walking, that was the Good Manners Class.  We had 2 great sessions this summer proofing the basics under off site conditions.  Everyone enjoyed the fun swim time after the dog park session!  Catch the next session  and see what your dog really knows when put to the test.

back to school

August 26th, 2009

The kids are going back, so why not sign your dog up for an obedience class this fall.  Registration is under way now.  Does your dog think he is too cool for school?  Well then how about a private obedience lesson here at the facility?  You can work individually with the trainer on the dreaded leash walking or the run away recalls and get back on track with their obedience after the summer free for all.   Let’s get everyone out walking and enjoying fall this year.

have you ever

August 26th, 2009

seen a Canine Search & Rescue demo?  Emma & Abbey the German Shepherds were amazing as we caught up with them at Beardsley Zoo last week for a presentation.  Ok, so their handlers Chris & Cathy (the Green Girlz) were there too!  They showed us how they search for a missing child & a cadaver recovery.   We hope you never need them, but it’s great to know they are ready if you do.  Thanks girls- and remember to tell a friend where you go hiking, bring a compass and water everytime.