Saturday training

12 06 2010

We mixxed things up today with our 2 classes. We worked the dogs with their usual training and then set up obstacles, place board, A frame etc. and timed each dog going through each piece using heel, place, sit and down. Then we timed each dog and the handlers had fun and the dogs got prizes.





Group Training Thursday 6/10

11 06 2010

Small but fun Group Class tonight! We had 6 people and 8 dogs (including my 2).

Tonight we worked mostly on Distance. It’s very import for the dogs to be able to work away from their owners. It’s builds up their confidence and the confidence of the owners! Once they get the confidence to stand and be independent on their own, there’s no telling how far they can go.

So there we are, all the dogs are sitting in a line, all by themselves and the their owners are 20-30 yards away!! Then one by one, we call the dogs back to us BUT, before they make it all way back to their mommy or daddy, we ask them sit when they are only about 1/2 way there…. and they stop, and then sit!! Some still needed a hand, but they are all improving so much.

We rounded out the night with a little walk practicing heel. They all did really great with heel. So nice to see everyone taking a nice calm walk. No leashes. All dogs walking nicely right next to their owners…. so nice!!!

I leave with smile every night when I look back and see how far they have all come 🙂





Making a difference in a dog’s life

10 06 2010

Lucky is a mixxed breed dog that came into our program frightened, unsocial, skiddish and very leash reactive. He goes home in a couple days off leash, happy, playful, confident and focused.  The easy dogs are easy to train, the tough problem dogs make it all worthwhile.





K9 Basics Event

4 06 2010

COME OUT AND VISIT K9 BASICS!! 

 

Trainers will be out there with their dogs!  Come and see us!!!

 

MARLTON SOFTBALL’S 3RD ANNUAL CUP DAY

Sponsored by Marlton Business Association

 

Saturday June 5, 2010 at Memorial Field

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Join us for a fun filled day of softball and Community Awareness!

Food, drinks, and Ice Cream for sale through the Malrton Tavern

Shop featuring the Marlton Business Association’s Members

Moon Bounces and Rock Climbing Wall for Kids

Bat for Hits Contest

50/50 Raffle

 

Donations will be collected for our soldiers!





What Time and Proper Training Will Do

3 06 2010

It’s amazing how much you can learn from a dog.  Almost every dog that comes in you learn something new.  The latest one is Lucky.  Lucky was dropped off for the board and train program.  I knew that he was going to take a little longer than the average dog.  He was extremely nervous and pretty much fearful of his own shadow.  He looked like a deer in headlights all the time.  His reaction was to always run away when he was scared.  The problem was he was on a leash.  So he would try to run but hit the end of the line then begin to freak out, crying, and biting the leash.  

The first few days he didn’t have much obedience work it was mostly behavioral.  I needed him to just relax.  It seemed so simple in my eyes but in his it was the end of the world.  It has taken about a week now and he is already a different dog.  He still has a long way to go but I’m extremely happy with his progress.  His obedience is finally starting to come along.  At times you can see how proud he is of himself as he sits on a place board with a big smile on his face!  When he has his moments of freaking out on the leash I take that as me pushing him too hard too fast.

I thought that I had patience when it came to working with the dogs.  Lucky has opened my eyes even more.  There is no such thing as “taking too long” when it comes to dogs.  Each dog is different and unique.  I’m so glad that Lucky found his way to K9 Basics Dog Training.  He has made a forever place in my heart!





Dog Training in South Jersey

3 06 2010

Buddy is one of our board and trains that just went home.  He was put into the board and train program after mom and dad struggled with him in group class.  Buddy would excessively bark and go after other dogs.  Once we took mom and dad out of the picture we saw a change in some of his behaviors.  Some of the problems we were still having and the most important one the parents wanted to get rid of…..excessive barking.  After changing a few things Buddy became a different dog.

  • Increased food
  • Treadmill daily
  • LOTS of proper training
  • LOTS of Socialization with other dogs

The difference in him is amazing.  Even our group clients noticed the difference in him.  One of his last days with us he was socializing with our pack and one of our other board and trains (that he tried attacking when he first arrived).  He did excellent, actually tried playing with a few dogs as well.  It’s amazing how a few simple things can change a dog’s life!





EMERGENCY CONTACTS FOR MY PETS

21 12 2007
SINCE EMERGENCIES WITH YOUR PETS SEEMINGLY OCCUR AFTER HOURS, DURING WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS WHEN YOUR REGULAR VETERINARIAN IS NOT AVAILABLE……
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