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All classes cancelled for Monday March 18

Update: all classes for this evening have been cancelled.

Handling Class is Cancelled for this evening

Due to the questionable weather, handling class is cancelled for this evening.

See everyone next week!

Canine Good Citizen Evaluation

We will be hosting a Canine Good Citizen evaluation this Friday Jan. 25 beginning at 5:30 pm.

The CGC evaluation is open to all dogs both purebred and mixed breed, of all ages. Dogs should be trained enough to assure reasonable expectation of passing the tests which include greeting a stranger, sit, down, stay, and coming when called, and remaining calm around distraction.

Please call the school to reserve your spot. 717-509-5652

Please bring your dogs brush or comb. Dogs may be tested on a regular collar, slip collar, or harness. no head halberd or anti-pull harnesses or pinch/prong collars allowed.

Cost is $10 to test. If your dog passes, you have an option of ordering a certificate from the AKC for $8 or having the test count as a title on your dogs record with the AKC (if dog is either registered or has an ILP or PAL number) for $20.

FMI on the CGC program visit

http://www.akc.org/puppies/training/canine_good_citizen/links.cfm

Obedience and Rally
Show and Go’s!
Dog Sense Learning Center
809 New Holland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717)509-5652
dogsensewithwendy.com

Saturday January 12, 2013 Rally

Rally Excellent: 11:30 am
Rally Advanced: aprox. 1:00pm
Rally Novice: approximately 2:00pm

Limited to 15 entries per class.

Sunday January 13,2013 AKC Obedience

Utility 8:30 am
Open approximately 10:00 am
Novice approximately 11:30 am.

Entries limited to an overall total of 30

$8 first entry, $5 each addl. entry of same dog. Enter as many times as you’d like!

Pre- entry only. Late entries will be accepted only if space allows.

Please note ring size is aprox. 34×40 fully matted

Crate space is limited! We will have some crates available on site for your use.

Training party afterwards on Sunday at aprox. 1:00. Party includes open ring training time, food, and drinks. Any exhibitors wishing to stay for the training party are welcome to do so for an additional cost of $10. Building will remain open until approximately 5:00 pm. *Rally exhibitors and students of Dog Sense are welcome go attend the training party Sunday even if they aren’t entered in the Obedience Show and Go.

Hot dogs, drinks, and snacks available.

Show and Go And Training Party Entry Form
(Pre-reservation not required for the Training Party)

Dogs Name:______________________ Breed:________________________________

Owners Name:__________________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Phone:________________________ Email:__________________________________

Classes entered:________________________________________________________

Jump Height:___________________

Please enclose $8 per entry, $5 per addl. entry of same dog. $10 for Sundays training party.

Total:_______________

Agreement to Hold Harmless, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk

I understand that the attendance of a dog training class, or any other dog related activity is not without risk. I hereby waive and release Wendy Jordan, Dog Sense with Wendy Jordan, her associates, workers, and members from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I, or anyone attending with me, including my dogs, including specifically but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog. I expressly assume the risk of such damage or injury while attending any training session, or while being in the grounds of the training school or any activities organized by the school.

In consideration of and as inducement to the acceptance of my match show/run through entry, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless these people from any and all claims, or claims by any member of my family or any other person accompanying me to the training session while on the grounds of the training school, or any activities organized by the school, as a result of any action by any dog, including my own.

Dog Sense, and Wendy Jordan reserves the right to use it’s discretion to terminate the participation in classes of anyone deemed to be detrimental to it’s business or objectives.

Signature_____________________________________ Date:______________________

Print__________________________________________

Parent/guardian signature (under 18)____________________________________________

Print Name____________________________________

I apologize for the lack of blogging this summer. Most of our updates now get posted on Facebook. However, it’s been brought to my attention that some people are still a bit uncertain about Facebook and even though you don’t have to be a Facebook member to see our page, I have heard that you are reluctant or unsure as to how to about viewing it. I plan to make a concentrated effort to return to posting updates by blog too so that we don’t miss anyone in our announcements!

To bring everyone up-to-date; we are now offering a Stay and Train Daycare option on Saturdays. No, this is not a day where you remain at daycare with your dog! We simply assigned it a separate title as the Saturday program is different from our regular daycare options. We are open Saturdays from 7:30pm until 2:00 pm. the Saturday program is limited to a smaller number of dogs than usual, due to the individualized attention they are given during the day. Saturday Daycare dogs have the option of receiving obedience training, extra exercise, and agility training. FMI call us at (717)509-5652 or email us at Wendy@ Dogsensewithwendy.com

We have also welcomed back Drop In Pet Agility on Saturdays at 11:30. Pet agility is an open enrollment class,with a drop in run through style format. You may come when you want, pay as you go!

Finally, our newest and exciting program is an Ala Carte Beginners program. This program is available to any age dog, 12 weeks and up, who’s owner desires to teach or improve upon certain behavior skills. Our Ala Carte classes offer the convenience of attending class when it’s convenient for you, paying as you go and the opportunity to repeat a lesson that your dog needs extra help with. However, for a money saving option we also offer punch cards at a reduced rate. Rates are $20 per lesson, or a punch card for 6 lessons/$98. If you’re just starting out training your dog, you won’t want to miss week 1 on Sept. 22 at 9:30 am! The lesson that week will be; Sit, Down, and learning theory. Classes rotate on a four week schedule. A Graduation certificate is achieved after attending six classes. Graduates from our Beginner Manners or Puppy Kindergarden classes are welcome to join us on any week for a refresher of the exercise. Our upcoming schedule is as follows:

9/22 lesson 1- Sit, Down, and Learning theory
9/29 lesson 2- Attention and Manners
10/6 lesson 3- Leash Walking/Heel
10/13 lesson 4- Come when called and the Whistle recall
10/20 lesson 1 (see aforementioned lesson)
10/27 lesson 2
11/3 lesson 3
11/10 lesson 4
11/17 lesson 1
11/24 No Class
12/1 lesson 2
12/8 lesson 3
12/15 lesson 4
12/22 No class Holiday break
12/29 No class Holiday break

Flyball Classes!

Flyball begins this evening at 6:00! Flyball is suitable for all dogs, small and large. Recalls, interest in the ball, and jumping skills will all be introduced and are not needed to join the class! Dogs off all ages are welcome, training will be tempered to the age of the dog for safety. We still have a few openings. If you’d like to join us, call today! 718-509-5652

Dog Sports are fun, They provide both you and your dog with physical exercise and mental challenges that result in relaxation and a healthier state of mind and body. We are offering several sports options form your consideration. One is sure to be suitable for you and your dog!

Disc Dog clinic (frisbee) –
For fun or competition, our Disc Clinics will teach you and your dog how to throw, catch,and play the game safely. Our first clinic is with Alisha West and is open to handlers and dogs of all ages and abilities. Sunday April 1st. Our Morning session covers throwing, catching, and distance events. The afternoon session will cover disc freestyle. Attend one or both sessions. Space is limited, reserve your spot today! $45 per session or $60 for both! Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks included.

Flyball Class – our Flyball classes will begin Thursday April 12 th at 6:00 pm with Kim Foster. Learn how to safely condition and train your dog for The fast paced, fun sport of Flyball! Beginner Flyball training is open to dogs of all ages. Six week session $90

Treibball – Calling all Herding dogs ( and others!) Treibball (Ball Herding) will begin again at Dog Sense on Thursday April 19 th at 8:15 pm. Treibball is great for many different breeds of dogs, and will help to develop their off leash control and handler focus. Six week session $90

K9 Nosework- If your looking for a slower, more relaxed sport to train in, but one that is equally challenging for your dog Nosework may be the class for you! Dogs learn to identify and indicate particular odors when hidden, much like drug and bomb detection dogs do. We have heard Nosework is now being developed by the American Kennel club so we expect to see the sport grow in the next few years. Start your dog today and be the first of it’s breed to be titled in this new dog sport. Or simply use the training to provide an outlet for your dogs working desire in the comfort of your own home. Nosework can be done in restricted spaces and requires minimal financial or physical investment. Six weeks $90. Class begins Sunday April 15 th.

Musical Canine Freestyle – Dance with your dog! Learn to train the skills needed and develop a routine to compete in freestyle events or just to entertain crowds. A popular activity for therapy dogs as well as those with a creative side! Our next Freestyle class begins Monday April 2nd at 3:00. A waiting list for an evening class is being developed for those not available during the day.

The following video example is of a highly skilled freestyle routine. Simpler routines and levels are available, including heel work to music that doesn’t include the same skills as freestyle.

And finally coming in May….K9 Weight Pull! Weight Pull is an activity offered by various breed clubs and the United Kennel Club and believe it or not, weight pull in the UKC is open to all breeds of all sizes!

http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/WebPages/DogWeightPull

http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/WebPages/DogWeightPull

It’s looking like Winter took a wrong turn in PA this year, but at Dog Sense we aren’t complaining! Warmer temperatures have us already thinking about spring classes, trials, and other fun activities to do with the dogs!

If you’ve ever found enjoyment in a cooperative game or activity, whether it’s a rousing retrieve game, a hike in the woods, or a fun game of catch, dog sport activities may be a great new hobby for you and your dog! If you enjoy music and teaching your dog tricks, consider Musical Canine Freestyle. If your dog has a passion for play and a nose that never quits, k9 Nosework is a fun new sport that requires minimal expense and time, and is proving very enjoyable for dog and owner. For those who enjoy precision in movement, and a close partnership with their dog (or for dogs who prefer to be close to their owners!) competitive obedience or rally obedience may be the sport to try! A dog who can stop and drop on command, heel off leash, and retrieve something you drop or throw is truly a useful and connected companion! Classes for all of these sports, and others including Treibball and Agility are starting again soon! If you aren’t certain which activity is for you, give Wendy a call for a free evaluation!

The thought of spring also brings to mind the start of our next Dog About Town class! This six week class offers a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to develop your dogs manners to a higher level. Training occurs around “town” where the skills you’ve taught your dog are proofed against real life challenges. This class is suitable for any dog who’s completed our Advanced Manners class, or for our Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog owners who want to keep their dogs skills sharp! Orientation for Dog About Town is scheduled for April. Class attendance is limited to the first 10 dogs and handlers.

For our current Obedience and Rally students, there are some great local trials coming up this spring starting with the Celtic Cluster in March! It’s not too late to get your dog ready for Rally or Obedience! Call Wendy today to enroll in a competitive obedience class or Rally Obedience class. For our Competetive students, don’t forget our annual membership! If you train at Dog Sense year round, the annual membership is a great deal! Even if you skip a session or two, it is still a good value. Memberships accepted through February!

Snow Cancellations!

Due to the road conditions and the forecast for more snow and freezing rain this morning, all of our classes for Sat. Jan. 21st have been cancelled. We will resume class next Saturday and will add a makeup class to your session. We hope everyone stays warm and safe today! If you are A current student and are having any problems with your dog or questions about the training you’ve started, feel free to email us and we will be happy to advise.

Also please be aware that our Sunday session (agility and Nosework) are also cancelled for this week. See you next week!

Our 2012 schedule is now posted!

If you haven’t yet looked it over, go to our Calendar and see what’s on the lineup for this year!

Our next Canine Good Citizen class begins Thursday evening at 8:15. We still have opening in this class for three students. Consider taking this class to further your dogs skills, prepare them to take the Canine Good Citizen
evaluation, and as a lead-in to our Therapy dog class and program.

Finally We currently have requests for a daytime Novice Obedience class and a daytime conformation Handling class. If you are interested in such a class, email Wendy for details!

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