January 2017 Group Classes

        

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017 No Comments

Back to School Group Dog Training Classes

Dog-Abilities classes - Back to school 2016

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 No Comments

New Group Classes and Location

Dog-Abilities classes - Erlanger Vet-July2016

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 No Comments

Pet Fest 2016

Pet Fest 2016

Posted on: June 25th, 2016 No Comments

July Canine Fitness Workshop

 

Since wCCDTC July workshope had so much success with our April and June Canine Fitness Workshops, we will be having another one on July 8th at Clermont County Dog Training Club from 6-8:30pm.

This workshop will focus on exercises with FitPAWS peanuts and donuts. We will review information from the previous two workshops which focused on Basic Foundation, Safety, the K9 Fitbone, warm up and coo down exercises.CCDTC July workshop1

Registration is through Clermont County Dog Training Club. Working spots are to 10 dog/handler teams at $35 for CCDTC members, $40 for non-members Auditors are  unlimited at$20 for CCDTC members, $20 for non-members.

Please contact Rhoda Ezell at rtezell@gmail.com for more information.

We hope to see you there!

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Intro to Canine Fitness Workshop

 

Intro to Canine Fitness2-CCDTCWe are excited to announce we will be having an Introduction to Canine Fitness Workshop at Clermont County Dog Training Club on April 8th from 6-8pm.

Registration is through Clermont County Dog Training Club. Working spots are $35 for CCDTC members, $40 for non-members (these may be full but there is a wait list); Auditors are $20 for CCDTC members, $20 for non-members.

Please contact Rhoda Ezell at rtezell@gmail.com for more information.

We hope to see you there!

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 3 Comments

Pawapalooza!

Boone County Animal Shelter will be hosting their 3rd annual Pawapalooza event on October 4th from 10am – 6pm.  There will be a lot of activities and vendors there, including lure coursing (see an example here – DSCF3484), kids activities, a band, a DJ, a silent auction, goody bags, prizes, an evening K9-5K Glow run, and more.

We are heading up the Costume Contest and Dog-a-Thon Games at the event.  Take a look at the flyer for categories and see what you might like to enter.  Here is an explanation of the different dog games:

Doggy Dash – Handler will have to call their dog to them past a finish line and ask them to sit.  So we are looking for a fast recall and a fast sit.

Best Trick – Bring the best trick you have to the event!

Backwards Walk – Dog will walk backwards past the finish line, handler can be in front of the dog.

Tennis Ball Walk – Handler and Dog will Loose Leash Walk past the line with the Handler holding a 1/4 cup measuring cup with a tennis ball past the line.  We are looking at your loose leash walking skills with balance.

Musical Hoops – A la musical chairs but with hula hoops instead.  Handler and Dog will walk around the hoops while music is playing.  Once music stops, handler finds a hoop and asks their dog to sit OUTSIDE the hoop.  Dog must remain sitting until the last person has found a hoop.

Bob for Hotdogs – A la bob for apples but with pieces of hotdogs instead.  Hotdogs will be in a bucket and we will time how many hot dogs pieces your dog can get in a minute.

All these games will involve two or more people, so it is important that your dog is friendly and social to people and dogs.  Prizes will be awarded for each game.  These games are for fun and to promote the human-animal bond.  We hope you will join us there.  We would definitely love to see some of our past and current clients come play!

Pawapalooza Dog-a-Thon Games and Costume Contest 2014-2

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 No Comments

Fall Dog Training Classes 2014

We are taking registrations for our new fall classes at the Boone County Animal Shelter.

We are offering:

Enduring Adolescence for Basic Manners – 6 weeks

Circus Trick Dog – 4 weeks

Holiday Manners – 4 weeks

Please see flyer for more information

flyer - BCAS - Fall classses 2014

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 No Comments

Fitness In Tandem Walking Program (F.I.T.)

We are excited to announce that we will be teaming up with Dr. Kristi Baker of Veterinary Medical Center of Independence and beginning a new fitness class WITH your dog!  Fitness In Tandem (F.I.T.) will be an 8 week fitness class, comprised of walking and exercise throughout different parks in the area.  The goals of this  class is to get you and your dog fitter and healthier together.  Studies have shown the benefits of exercising with your dog.  Forget the Treadmill, Get a Dog explains several of these studies – everything from fitness to cardiovascular health to better moods and stress relief.  Partnering with your dog for exercise also tends to increase motivation and enhance the human-canine bond.

Please join us this Sunday for our informational session.  You are not required to call ahead of time, just helpful for a count for us.  Refreshments will also  be available.

Please see the flyer for more details.

FIT walking program flyer

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 No Comments

Ways to Beat the Heat!

This week is incredibly hot and humid for many areas of the country.   It is especially important that we keep ourselves and our dogs safe through hydration, knowledge of heatstroke symptoms, and most importantly not overdoing it if we have to be out in the heat.

With weather like this, it can easily lead to restless dog syndrome as your dog may not get his or her normal daily walk or outside time.  The good news is that there are other forms of exercise for your dog.  Most people do not think about mental stimulation as “exercise” for your dog, but believe it or not, this can wear out your dog.  Have you ever noticed how your tired your dog is after an hour of dog class or if you take him or her to a brand new environment?  The majority of dogs are very tired afterwards, because all the stimulation and thought processes have mentally worn them out.  It takes a good amount of brain power to get through these types of events.  And if you have a worried/stressed dog, it can be as little as 5 or 10 minutes in these types of environments.

What are some ways we can beat the heat?

Interactive toys can be great as your dog has to  figure out how to get the food out.  Depending on the difficulty and the level of your dog, this can take some time.

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Here, we have Zoey with a Busy Buddy Bone toy, and Cali with a Kong Wobbler.

Another fun interactive puzzle toy is the Nina Ottossen Dog Tornado.

Tovah demonstrates her skills with the dog tornado in this video.

If you have never thought about a flirt pole, this can also be a good way to exercise and mentally wear out your dog.  Typically, flirt poles are used outside, but with a little room, they can be used indoors as well.  This also allows you to practice position changes like sit, down, stand; drop/release; take it/get it; and/or leave it.

Take a look at this blog post on 7 Great Benefits of Flirt Play with You and Your Dog.

There are many other ways to exercise and work with your dogs indoors.  In this Indoor and Kid Games  to Play  with your Dog handout, you will find a list of a variety of games  and activities you can play with your dog.

So, do not let the heat stop you or your dog from having fun!  There are a lot of options out there that do not  involve being  outside or water.

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 No Comments