Here’s what we’ve got coming up:
April 27th, 9:00 am – Basic
April 27th, 10:10 am – Distract-a-Doggie/Rally-O
April 27th, 12:30 pm – Intermediate
April 27th, 12:30 pm – Advanced
Here’s a link to our Class Schedules!
See you in class!
Join one of the upcoming Mini Workshops either in
Presented by Lisa J Edwards, Best Selling Author, A Dog Named Boo: The Underdog with a Heart of Gold, these workshops will cover:
To find out more about these workshops, go to Pet Partners and log into the Volunteer Center. There you will be able to register for one of these upcoming workshops.
A $45 fee will be collected at the time of the workshop.
Additional questions? Contact, Lisa Edwards
Last week I spent my time in Memphis, TN for the 2018 APDT educational conference. Our conversations and workshops included:
With all that information spinning in our heads – we had to get out and have a little fun eating ribs and listening to the blues.
If puppies have plenty of proper toys to play with, it is easy to teach them to ‘leave-it’ and ‘drop-it’ and tell them “all done” when it comes to the items we don’t want them chewing.
Don’t limit their toys.
Instead, expand their horizons because they need to explore and chew in order to learn what is and is not appropriate.
Because of this, we can use this play to teach them how to leave their toys, drop them, ignore them, and hopefully not guard them. And, we can prevent them finding toys like boots, shoes, socks, etc.
If they have plenty of proper toys to play with, it is easy to teach them to ‘leave-it’ and ‘drop-it’ and tell them “all done” when it comes to the items we don’t want them chewing.
Pax’e is a nine week old AussieDoodle. In teaching her to tug at my sock, she learns that commands can be fun. She learns socks are boring. And, while she may have wanted to tug with that sock instead of giving it up at first, the ‘drop-it’ command worked.
It’s never too early to start teaching, playing, having fun, and building your relationship with your pup.
Over the next several weeks/months Pax’e’s training exploits will be showcased. Sometimes with success and sometimes, maybe not.
Regardless of success, it will always be a learning process.
For those of you who don’t subscribe to the PleaseDon’tBitetheBaby blog, I am cross-posting:
If you subscribe to The Whole Dog Journal, you will see this month’s March 2018 edition with the article: “Kidding Around, Combining kids and dogs in your family can be magical and heartwarming, or cause a devastating tragedy…”
If you don’t subscribe to WDJ, I highly recommend you do, and not just for this article, there is so much more. At least a half a dozen times a month I recommend WDJ to new dog families and even established dog families for the journal’s ongoing commitment to information on training, behavior, health, various products from harnesses to toys, and the annual food guides are invaluable.
Thanks go to Pat Miller and The Whole Dog Journal for reminding families of the some of the ways they can make their dogs and kids safe together. And, thanks go from me for the nice nod to Please Don’t Bite the Baby, and Please Don’t Chase the Dogs.