June 11, 2016- the Debbie Jacobs fearful dogs seminar was a great success!
March Sniff N Go's- These sniff-n-go's were great fun! We'll do more when the weather gets nicer.
Each week we will search 4 elements from a few of the various scent work venues.
Here is a chance to give your dog experience in a new location. Perfect for beginner teams looking to gain confidence! We will run these like a mock trial so that you can practice checking in and so on. We will not be offering coaching, but will time/offer score sheets/point out hides as requested.
Dates and times: 3 Saturdays, March 3, 10 and 17th. 9-11:30 am. Check in begins at 9, briefing at 9:15, first dog on the line at 9:30.
Level: Novice or NW1, all birch, food pairing will be allowed (will run at the end). Please note: if you would like to see additional events offered at higher levels in the future, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 781-640-9910
Dog rules: Please leave your dog in your car when checking in and attending the briefing. Reactive dogs are welcome (have them wear a red bandanna); however, be advised that we are located in a busy retail plaza, so it may not be a suitable location for some dogs. Please give ALL dogs and people plenty of space. All dogs must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash except when searching. A designated potty area is available, directly across from our front door.
Schedule: March 3: PSD style: containers, interiors, distance, speed
March 10: NACSW style: containers, interiors, exteriors, vehicles
March 17: AKC style: handler discrimination, buried, interiors, containers
Cost: $10 per element, or $35 for all 4. Limited to 12 teams per event.
Registration closes on the Thursday before each event, at noon, or when spots fill.
Run order will be posted on the website by the Friday before, at 6 pm.
July 17, 2016- Build your own agility equipment! We had fun making and building equipment for Scituate Animal Shelter.
June 13, 2017- Dog Park Etiquette and Healthy Dog Play Seminar- This was a fun and informative event which we hope to repeat in the fall!
"An interactive mini-seminar, in which through video presentation and discussion we will examine healthy vs. concerning play, interactions between dogs in social settings, and provide guidance as to when and how to properly intervene in order to minimize unpleasant, potentially dangerous situations."
August 28, 2016- Dog equipment swap meet. Trade, sell or donate your old dog equipment (in clean, usable condition), to benefit local shelters and rescues.
We were able to assist Lowell Humane Society with some much needed donations.
Canine Muscle and Joint Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 1-4 pm
$95 with a dog, $65 without
Due to popular demand, we are adding another session! Sunday, April 29 from 3:30-6:30.
A dog’s body is made much like a human’s body. And also much like a person, their body can get sore after a big hike or stiffer as they age.
Chris Cranston, MPT, CCRP & Amy Campbell, CSAMT, CPDT- KA, are partnering to teach owners techniques from the canine physical therapy and massage therapy worlds that can be used at home to improve the wellness and longevity of your dog.
The muscular system in your dog's body needs exercise and stretching in order to stay healthy and mobile.
During the workshop you will learn how to:
(1) assess your dog's body for weaknesses and strengths
(2) develop an action plan when a struggle arises
(3) apply massage and stretching
(4) employ exercises to strengthen weak muscles to achieve better body balance and overall mobility.
Chris and Amy have helped hundreds of dogs live healthier, longer lives through their physical therapy techniques and massages. Come learn their secrets!