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                                                                                                 August 2020

School News
We have our own YouTube Page.YouTube
If you 'Like" it, you'll be told when we post videos automatically.
We are posting more and more on YouTube as it gives us and you a place to find all of our videos. Mostly homestays dogs, but later on, there will be some instructional ones.

Life Skills Class
We have two classes in July due to the high demand after Covid's Lockdown. Yes, people wanted training even during the middle of the July School Holidays! (we did have some absentees, but we won't tell :) )

We encourage our students to send us videos of their successes. One of the activities is to teach your dog to leave food, or toys alone-- and get a reward for doing so. George Leaving Food

We caught it on video
Check out how George left the plate of food.  Good job! 
Rehoming Macy
Macy, a beautiful collie, is looking for a new home in August. She has lived with a family with an 18 month old, walks great on a leash, and loves to chase a ball. Do you want more info? Email us.

More info and videos coming to our Facebook Page.
Preventing Obesity in Dogs
A trim figure is fundamental to good health for dogs. Statistically, lean dogs live longer than their chunkier buddies and have fewer health problems.Overweight dogs are more likely to develop pancreatitis, diabetes, heart disease, and joint pain. If the kilos have snuck on (if you can’t clearly see your dog’s waist), consult your veterinarian about any underlying problems that can contribute to weight gain and the correct amount to feed your dog. Then get serious about increasing your dog’s exercise level. Keeping up the activity level is advisable even if your dog is in great shape—one of the best things you can do for your dog’s long-term health is to prevent future weight problems.
Get the amount right. Exercise needs vary with age, breed, size, and overall health, but a good rule of thumb is for your dog to spend between thirty minutes and two hours being active every day. Collies, retrievers, and shepherds need lots of running time; Bulldogs and Dachshunds can thrive with moderate daily outings.
Change it up. Don’t limit your thinking on dog exercise to walks and throwing a ball at the park. Sign up for a fun dog class or activity like rally-o, flyball, nose work, or agility. Find a local dog group so your dog gets to play with other dogs regularly (if she enjoys canine company, of course). Or, if time is a problem, consider hiring a dog walker or joining a doggie daycare.
Ramp it up at home. Playing hide-and-seek, figuring out a puzzle toy, and practising training cues and show-stopping tricks for the next party are just some of the at-home undertakings that increase your dog’s overall activity level. Five minutes here, ten minutes there; it all adds up to a healthier, happier dog.
Doggie Links

Pup Culture: He Taught Us How to Love Dogs
Terhune’s fiction was never nominated for a Nobel, Pulitzer, or any other major literary prize. Critics and academics dismissed his work as mere juvenilia. Terhune himself on at least one occasion called his Sunnybank books “hack work” that financed his true love: breeding and exhibiting rough Collies on his rolling Wayne, New Jersey, estate.

Dog AwningReading a dog's body language
Because dogs don't speak our language, the only way to truly comprehend and communicate with them is for us to understand and appreciate what they are telling us through their body and vocal language.

Non-Doggie Links
"Dropped Hyphens, Split Infinitives, and Other Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference" by Mary Norris
Why do we hyphenate “teen-ager”? —you’ll find “teenage” as one word, but the definition is “brushwood used for fences and hedges” (from teen, a variant of “tine,” to enclose), and its final syllable is pronounced with a schwa, as in “tonnage.”

How to Make Your Relationship Work When Your Partner Has Autism 
"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. -- T. S. Eliot,

"The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism"You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable. -- Marguerite Duras

I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. -- variously attr. Alan Greenspan, Tom Dorrance, others

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't Lose Faith.-- Steve Jobs
Homestay Dogs of the Month

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Next Classes

Life Skills Classes 
Learn how to teach and instil manners in your dog in a relax and fun atmosphere.
Small classes.
More info and registration link

Next class:
September - sorry our August class is full


Private Consultation
We go to your house and train with your family- your schedule!
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Homestay Dogs of the Month
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