Tuesday, January 30, 2007

We Come When Called!

Yes! You can have a Certified Pet Dog Trainer come to your home and assist you in the training your dog! With private lessons, you will receive personal attention that is customized to meet the individual needs of you and your dog. You'll learn and practice in real-world situations and because it’s both personalized and flexible, you and your dog will learn at your own pace!

Along with basic skills such as sit, down, stay, come, and walk on leash, we can address concerns like the polite greeting of guests to your home, house training, leaving food and objects alone, separation issues, and any problem areas such as barking, destructive chewing, nipping, and more.

Private in-home training is offered with both daytime and evening sessions available to fit your busy schedule. Tuition discount packages are available.

Interested? Then call (508-243-3922) or email Gemini Dogs Senior Instructor and Behavior Consultant Paul Emerson, CPDT, for more information and to schedule your first session.

Did You Get Our Latest Newsletter?

Our latest email edition of Woof! News & Notes is on its way to your mail box. Did you get your copy yet? It is full of good treats like new class offerings, a $5-off coupon, and an announcement about our exciting new Woof Seminar Series. Use the signup box to the right or sign up here! Good boy!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Oh, To Be a Puppy

Travers gets some love from Sarah and Nancy.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Join Skooter for a Haircut This Saturday!

Please join Gemini Dog Skooter at a haircut-a-thon this Saturday, Jan. 27 at Unique Hair Salon in Westford, MA. All proceeds will benefit the JBB Project, a wonderful charity that helps children and their families better understand and cope with their cancer journey. Come on by even if you don't need a haircut and learn more about Joey's Blood Buddies!

Unique Hair Salon
434 Littleton Rd (Rt 110), Westford (map it)
(Only 3.5 miles from Gemini)
12-3; $20 per haircut

Skooter, a Therapy dog in training, visits the Oncology children at The Floating Hospital in Boston and they adore him! He performs well for them, as if he knows he is there to work and make the kids smile. Skooter helps pass time for kids getting chemo, gets quiet kids talking, gets them out of bed, and makes parents smile when they see their child shake hands with him.

The JBB Project, Inc. was founded locally to help inspire creativity during a difficult journey with childhood cancer. Sick children and their families have already benefited from this project, utilizing its Buddy Awards, charts, jewelry, and a visit with Skooter. With your help, The JBB Project can continue its nationwide efforts and hopes to raise funds to support research projects for Neuroblastoma and other forms of childhood cancer.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Party Party!

The Gemini Dogs crew met Saturday night for our annual holiday potluck party. It was great to have most of the staff together for an evening of good food, some fun games, and the always fun Yankee swap. Thanks for coming everyone, and happy 2007!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Another Addition to the Gemini Dogs Family!

Say hi to Surf, the latest addition to the Gemini Dogs family! His full name is WYSIWYG's Beach Blanket Bingo and he's 13 weeks old.

Surf joins his sister Sadie at home with training assistants Christine and Sabrina. Yay!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Welcome to the Gemini Dogs Family!

Say hi to Travers, the new black Lab puppy of Daycare staffers Michelle Porter and Penny Allen. Travers joins his brother Ogden and sister Zoie in daycare every day while Michelle is hard at work, and even pulls a late shift now and then with Penny. Travers is also enjoying Puppy Playschool on Monday nights, so if you've got a young pup lookin' for a new friend, come on over!

Thanks Mom!

Just sending out a nice big thank you to Rena Borelli for donating three big bags of old sheets and blankets to the Daycare doggies. They'll definitely be put to good use!

The daycare dogs like to snuggle up in fluffy towels and some even like to nibble on them! We also use them to dry the dogs off on rainy days like today. So when you decide to spruce up your bathroom or kitchen, spruce up a crate instead! Any staffer will happily accept your donation. Thank you!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Classes Are On for Tonight

All classes are running as scheduled tonight with the exception of Beginner Obedience with instructor Jean at 6:30. That class will start Monday, Jan. 29.

See you in class!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Welcome to the Gemini Dogs Family!

Say hello to Blue Moon, brother of Star the Yellow Lab! Anne-Marie stopped by today to show off her new puppy straight from the breeder. Michelle B., Michelle P., Danielle, Penny, and Kendra were lucky enough to be the first to welcome him into the Gemini family.

After spending the next few weeks at home bonding with his new sister, Blue Moon and Star will be joining us in daycare everyday!

Aww, isn't he just the cutest? :-)

Blue Moon and his proud Mommy

Kendra says hi to Blue Moon

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pet First Aid Class

The Red Cross of Central Massachusetts is offering a Pet First Aid class on Sunday, January 21 and Sunday, February 18. Both classes are from 12-4 PM.

The course is designed for people interested in learning appropriate care for small pets. Cat and dog mannequins are used for demonstration and each participant receives a Pet First Aid manual.

  • Class fee: $30 per person
  • Pre-register and pre-pay by calling the ARC at 508-595-3700 and ask for Health Services.
Classes are held at:

American Red Cross of Central Mass
2000 Century Drive
Worcester, MA 01606

Monday, January 08, 2007

Did You Know?

Did you know that we are proud to have 5 CPDT-certified trainers on staff? Wow! We doubt you'll find that many highly-skilled dog trainers at your average training center!

Train your dogs with the best at Gemini Dogs! Carolyn, Paul, Jean, Jan, and Sally are at your service, as well as many more members of our knowledgeable staff!

Visit our website for more info on CPDT and more info on our staff.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Shiba Loves Gemini Dogs!

Gemini Dogs customer Dave Dubinsky recently emailed this note to us. Thanks Dave!

The very best to all of you throughout this holiday season and for all of 2007! Shiba loves his days at Gemini. Your staff is very capable and very loving! As soon as I begin to bark and paw at the door when I want to go outside, I'll enroll myself in your daycare program!

:) Dave Dubinsky

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Teardrops for Icky

Ichabod "Icky" Silverton
Feb. 20, 1996 - Dec. 25, 2006

Icky came to doggie daycare for almost three years and also joined us for training classes when Janet and Bill first adopted him. Icky will be missed very much by our staff and by many of his doggie friends. :-(

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Here's to a great 2007 to you and your pooch! Woof!