Wednesday, September 29, 2010

K9 Nose Work is Coming!

If you aren't yet familiar with the sport of K9 Nose Work, it's an up-and-coming sport that you should look into. Your dog basically learns to sniff out a specific scent, and to locate that scent in four different areas.

A line of boxes is arranged, typically in two rows, within a room. Your dog works his way through the room, locating the one that contains the scent. For beginning dogs, Birch is the scent used. The other three areas are an indoor room, an outdoor space, and a vehicle search.

Gemini Dogs is currently offering classes through instructor Gail McCarthy. We are also offering a mock trial in January, and we are working with some local trainers to co-host the first Massachusetts trial in May 2011.

For more info on the sport, visit

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trials, Trials, and More Trials!

We are actively scheduling our 2011 trials for CPE Agility, TDAA Agility, and APDT Rally-O. Watch our website for details. And if you are a judge for any of those venues, let us know!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bimini is a STAR Puppy!

Congratulations to Bimini, our most recent graduate from the STAR Puppy program.


Have a look at that photo of Amos; if you see a dog that looks like that, it might be Turkey, a lost dog who really needs to get back home! Below is a note from him:

"I am new to this area and managed to get lost in Harvard on Thursday morning (9/23/10). My name is Turkey but I am shy and may be too frightened to respond to it. I am a 2 year old recently neutered male Bernese Mountain Dog, black, rust and white, weigh 104lbs and am about 2 1/2 ft tall . I have no white on my fore-legs and only a little white on my tail. I have on a red collar with my rabies tag and I have been micro-chipped (still registered in Kansas which is where I just came from). My new family is really sad and would like me back. If found, please immediately call Cindy (978) 501-4964 or Denis (978) 501-4965 or our home (978) 456-3461 any time."

Amos sent us a new pic...

This is Amos, a Bernese Mountain Dog that comes to Gemini to play and stay. Dad sent us this new picture; isn't he looking very handsome?

I'm a (New) Gemini Dog!

Oh boy, look how cute I am! This is Marley, a new addition to the Gemini Dogs family. Isn't he just adorable?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Do You Have a Disaster Plan in Place?

The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for the Cape and the islands this afternoon, as forecasters warned that Hurricane Earl could bring rain and tropical storm-force winds to Eastern Massachusetts late Friday.

Of course, this storm may not impact us very much this far inland, but it's always best to be prepared. Gemini Dogs is always available to kennel your pets for you if you need to leave your home and seek emergency sheltering.

Hi, I am Sparky.  I also have a plan.Don't forget your pet when preparing a family disaster plan.

Proper identification including immunization records

A photo of you and your pet together; it proves ownership!

Ample supply of food and water

A carrier or cage


Muzzle, collar, and leash