Friday, September 30, 2011
With the weather being so unpredictable we thought best to have it at the training center.
Please Join us Oct 1, 2011 from 4-6 for an evening of food, fur and fun! Don't forget our Yankee Swap! For more info call or text us @ 413-559-7011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Treibball is a sport where your dog is taught to follow commands to maneuver a large exercise ball (or smaller balls for the littler dogs) across a course and into a goal. Sound like fun? YOUR DOG WILL THINK IT'S THE BEST!!! Any dog can learn to do it and it's a great way to keep an energetic dog exercised in winter, for older dogs that are no longer able to do agility and still want to work, or just for fun.
In the first two hour workshop we will work on the basic skills needed for the game, such as teaching directionals, how to move the ball around, targeting, etc. In the second two hour workshop we will advance these skills to a new level. Each dog will progress at their own speed using positive reinforcement to keep it enjoyable.
Diane Gibbons has been training dogs for agility for over a decade and has two dogs with multiple championships, and three coming up through the ranks! She also competes in rally obedience, teaches triebball and clicker classes and is an instructor for the Monadnock Humane Society. She is the owner of Deep Down Dog, LLC. Diane is a graduate with distinction of the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Behavior and Training.
Join us Oct 16 and Nov 13, 1-3pm This workshop will be held in South Deerfield. Pre-registration is needed. Just $100 if you pre-register by Oct 15 ($125 at the door) for this 2 day event, includes refreshments. Limited to just 6 handlers second dog welcome. rain or shine.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hypoallergenic dogs don't have lower household allergen levels than other dogs, study finds
ScienceDaily (2011-07-12) -- Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs. That's the conclusion of a study by researchers who sought to evaluate whether hypoallergenic dogs have a lower dog allergen in the home than other dogs. Hypoallergenic dogs are believed to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur. ... > read full article
Thursday, September 1, 2011
You will want to use the following formula for removing the skunk smell from your dog: This formula removes the odor.
You will need the following from any local grocery or drug store:
• 1 QT. OF 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
• 1/4 CUP OF BAKING SODA
• 1 TEASPOON OF A "Dawn' LIQUID SOAP or other dish soap
MIX AND IMMEDIATELY APPLY TO YOUR DOG. BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO GET THE MIXTURE IN YOUR DOGS NOSE, EYES ,EARS OR MOUTH.
LATHER UP REALLY GOOD (You can use cheap shampoo first just to get the suds going)
RINSE AND DRY OFF YOUR DOG. REPEAT, and if needed REPEAT
* Please note do not save this formula. The chemical mixture kept closed up can explode!
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