Thursday, May 29, 2008

Puppy Playschool is in session!

Make sure your new puppy gets off on the right paw by attending our Puppy Playschool!

Early socialization is very important for your puppy's development. Each week, your puppy will romp off-leash to play with the other puppies and meet all the people.

We also spend time discussing puppy issues and answering your questions about what's happening at home with your pup.

Class is every Monday at 6:30 and includes The Ultimate Puppy Toolkit, a great resource for new dog owners. Sign up today!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Daycare & Boarding Open on Memorial Day - $5 off for US Vets

As always, we'll be open on Memorial Day (and every other holiday, in fact!), so feel free to drop off Fido for the day or overnight while you head over to Aunt Millie's annual cookout and family reunion.

  • Just let us know ahead of time to reserve a spot!
  • $5 off for all US military veterans. Thank you!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Nice job, Laurel and Faith!

(UPDATE) Congratulations to Gemini Dogs student Laurel Flax and her Husky, Faith, who received her Level 2 Rally Title this weekend! Woohoo!

Here's a note from proud Mom!
Here is a shot of Faith and me and the two judges (Cindy Nicotera and Sandi Ver Sprill) with all her ribbons!! She got 2 Legs in Level 1-B and 2 Legs and 2nd and 1st Place and a title in Level 2-A.

Her last Level 2 Leg was a 198 with no bonus points (I think she was channeling some other dog - perhaps a Golden or a Border Collie)!!!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Riley in action!

Gemini Dogs agility student Leeann Karlsom sent us this note that her pooch Riley wrote to her instructor, Carolyn. Look at that form!

Hey Carolyn, look at me, my dad made me some jumps so I can practice at home. Now if mom would just put the camera down maybe she could get some practice in also. Love Riley

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another happy Gemini Dogs customer!

We recently received this great email from another happy Gemini Dogs customer, Melissa M. Her kids, Briggs and Tucker, stayed with us for a few days last week. She writes:

I just wanted to say a quick Thank You! Briggs and Tucker stayed with you guys this week- my husband went in for some surgery on Tuesday and it was great to know that I didn't have to worry about the dogs while he was in the hospital. They came home happy, tired and clean. They love going to stay at Gemini and we will certainly keep bringing them back when we need a sitter!

Thanks- your operation is great! There are few other places I feel good about leaving them for several days at a time.

Keep up the good work.
Melissa M

Thanks for the kind words, Melissa. It was our pleasure!

Friday, May 09, 2008

I'm a New Gemini Dog!

Daycare staffer and soon to be college graduate, Sarah J. writes:

Here is a picture of me and my new dog Tejai. Tejai was a part of the Becker College Teaching Animal Program. Thru this program she learned Level 1 Obedience and some agility. We are now both graduates of the program as I am graduating Saturday with an Associates in Animal Care Management. I look forward to having her as part of my family.


Happy grads Tejai and Sarah

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Training assistant Kim Lewis shared this funny photo of her dog, Maggie, with us this week:

Here's Maggie with a decoy caught on her butt and a real duck in her mouth!

Monday, May 05, 2008

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Email us a photo of your Gemini Dog and we'll add it to the Bark Blog!

Today's pup is Comet. Mom Becky B. writes:

Hi -

Thought you would like this picture of Comet! He loves his crate, but just prefers to be on it rather than in it!


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pet First Aid Workshop scheduled for June 3

Join us Tuesday, June 3 at 7 PM for a pet first aid workshop!

Taught by Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England (VESCONE) and presented by the Gemini Dogs Disaster Animal Response Team, this 2-hour interactive workshop will help prepare you for most common pet emergencies.

Topics include how to:

  • Set up a first aid kit
  • Apply bandages and splints
  • Locate your dog’s pulse
  • Check your dog’s gums
  • Obtain a temperature
  • Safely transport your pet in an emergency situation
  • And much more!
Note: This is a human-only event. We will have “stunt” dogs on hand for you to practice on, so please leave your pooch at home!
  • When: Tuesday, June 3, 7-9 PM
  • Where: Gemini Dogs large training room
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Who: Humans only!
  • How: Register online or by phone (978-486-9922).
Limited spots available. All proceeds will be donated to the Animal Rescue League.

Remember, the best way to handle any emergency with your pet is by being prepared!

Friday, May 02, 2008

CGC/Therapy Dog Class Starts Soon

If your dog has good manners, sign up for this CGC and Therapy Dog prep course!

The class focuses on practicing and perfecting the CGC Test Items, and will be followed by a CGC Test Night. The purpose of the program is to ensure that our your companion can be a respected member of the community.