Thursday, July 26, 2007

Best Buds!

Athena and Deja: Best friends!

While their Moms work hard up in the office, Athena and Deja have fun down in doggie daycare. Athena lives with our daycare and boarding coordinator Alyssa, while Deja lives with our office manger Nancy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Good Morning!

Jena and Liisa, two of our early-morning doggie daycare crew, let Louie and Max do their Eskimo thing.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Here are just a few of the happy dogs staying with us this week. Woof!

Star and Bella



Sunny and Cisco






Friday, July 20, 2007

Dog eats $800 and makes change!

Watch this story about a dog who got into her owner's purse and chowed down on some cold hard cash. (You may need to view in IE; didn't work for me in Firefox)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Two New Classes - Frisbee Dog and Canine Freestyle Dancing!

Earlier this year we introduced you to a great new dog sport called Earthdog. We followed that up with Flyball, the fastest-growing dog sport around. Now, we continue to bring you the most fun and unique classes possible and give you Frisbee Dog and Freestyle Dancing!

  • Frisbee Dog - Join Gemini Dogs instructor and Blue Dog Group demo team member, Bridget Desroches (CPDT) for a 2-hr indoor workshop. You'll learn all about canine disc - the throws, commands, and skills involved, as well as learn about safety and proper equipment. You'll even learn how to throw the disc! (Sat. Aug 4, 2:30-4:30 PM) More info and video

  • Canine Freestyle is a relatively new sport that combines dog obedience and dance! The handler and dog perform dance-oriented footwork in time to the music, rather than displaying the traditional walking pace of obedience. Join Mary Ann Callahan in this 6-week class Fridays at 6:30PM starting in Sept. More info and video
We are also hosting a Freestyle workshop (people only) on Friday Sept. 7!

I'm a Big Gemini Dog!

Daycare staffer Derek takes care of our St. Bernard guests, Zeus and Lady, who were given a haircut by our groomer Liisa a few days ago. Don't they look nice?!

Zeus and Lady

"Who-boy! These guys are big!"

Friday, July 13, 2007

My Date With Barney

In time for date night, here's Kenzie and her story about trying to get a date with the First Dog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Be ready for the trial -- take a CPE Games class!

Not sure about all the games being offered at our CPE Trial? Then come and learn about them at our CPE Games class while practicing full runs in our outdoor ring!

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  • Limited to 10 working teams
  • $120; register by July 19 and save $20!
  • Single day registration for $45 is also available if there is room remaining in the class; however, full class registrants will be enrolled first.

Class meets on the following Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM:
  • July 23, July 30, and August 13
Topics include all of the games we are offering at the trial, including:
  • Fullhouse
  • Wildcard
  • Snooker
  • Jackpot
  • Colors
  • Jumpers
This class has a prerequisite of Intermediate Agility or above. Dogs must be able to execute the Dogwalk or A-frame at full height -- no exceptions! Seesaw and weave poles are not required. Teams will be running full courses in our outdoor ring. Food and toys are allowed and encouraged.

Register now!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Agility Focus Workshops start soon!

Learn more advanced skills and techniques from one of the best! Join us for three Monday evening workshops taught by our senior instructor, Carolyn Barney.

  • Distance Handling Practice (Monday, July 16; 6-8pm)
  • What is Your Cue? (Monday, Aug. 6; 6-8pm)
  • Handling Toolkit (Monday, Aug. 27; 6-8pm)
Learn more about the workshops on our website. Class size is limited, so hurry up and register! Sign up for all three at once and save $15!

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Cassie and Maya stayed with us this week. Beautiful dogs!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Take the Silly Survey

Look to your right, under the email newsletter sign-up box -- it's the Silly Survey! We're just trying something new here and hopefully adding a little spark to your Fourth of July holiday week.