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  Mystic, CT
  (860) 572-7755

  Niantic, CT
  (860) 691-0078

 

UPCOMING ROUND TABLE TOPICS

With Bea DeGruttola
6:30 – 8:30 pm
  My Dog’s Place - Mystic

Cost $45 per person
P
eople only – NO DOGS at seminar
Call or email to reserve a spot

 

 Rescue Dogs - Understanding and Acclimation
Helping the rescue/rehomed dog settle into their new home.

Wednesday February 25th  6:30 pm

 Dealing with the Multi-dog Household
Wednesday March 25th  6:30 pm


Defining & Understanding Canine Aggression

TBA

 

Go Everywhere, Do Everything Dog

TBA

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Canine First Aid Seminar

Knowing what to do in an emergency may mean the difference between life and death for your dog.
Learn how to prevent emergencies, treat minor injuries with first aid,
 
and when to seek immediate veterinary assistance and care.

 with Dr. Sonya Swinamer

Wednesday December 10, 2014

People only - NO dogs at the seminar

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Donations accepted to "Our Dog's For Your Dog's" Fund

Please RSVP so we can have an appropriate number of handouts.

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Check out some photos from past Clients Day

Tracy M. Brown Photography

 

www.maspilmanphotography.com - access code is CAD

 

 

11th Annual My Dog's Place

CLIENT APPRECIATION DAY 

North Stonington Fairgrounds

21 Wyassup Rd North Stonington, CT 06359

Sunday September 28,   2014       11 - 3 pm      Rain or Shine

For all past and current clients of MDP

 Join us for a day of free fun activities.

This years theme is "K9 Carnival" - visit all the stations to win fun prizes.

Try it - Rally-O, Agility, Flyball, Scenting, Therapy, Paws of Fame /Responsible Ownership.

 

Canine Microchips 11-1 pm

$15 per Avid chip plus lifetime mail in registration

Canine Good Citizen Test 12 - 3 pm sign up on site - free

Stump the Trainer w/ Bea 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Frisbee demonstration at 11:00 am

Teaching Freestyle 11:30 -12:30 pm

FREE souvenier Photo with Your Dog 11-2 pm

Flyball demonstration by the Seaside Sprinters 12:30 & 2:30 pm

Canine Carting demonstration at 1:00 pm

Breed Parade 2:00 pm

Off Leash socials at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm

We reserve the right to allow in only dogs that WE deem appropriate for this setting.

 

Free Lunch! Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Chips, a Drink and Dessert.

 

Answer Trivia questions and win cool prizes.

 

Participate in our Raffle - all proceeds go to "Our Dog's for Your Dog's" fund in memory of Java & Ramses, to benefit dogs in need.

 

Visit our vendors

 (if you are a client and are interested in having a booth at this event please contact us.)

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K-9 Pet Trackers

MAR K9 Boot Camp

 

Spring date TBA

at the North Stonington Fairgrounds

 

BOOT CAMP DETAILS:

Pet Detective Kat Albrecht is the founder of Missing Pet Partnership, the CEO of “K9 Pet Trackers,” and the author of the book “Dog Detectives: Train Your Dog to Find Lost Pets.” Since 1997, Kat has trained and certified many “MAR” (missing animal response) dogs and has trained over 200 “pet detectives” worldwide. Through her “MAR K9 Boot Camp” Kat evaluates and trains beginner through advanced dogs in K9 pet detective (MAR) work.

This boot camp will be held over a 3-day period and consists of the following: Day 1 = evaluations (for dogs not already evaluated), sign offs for certification preparation, and private lessons Day 2 = lost cat search scenarios / lost dog search scenarios Day 3 = 30 minute private lesson with Kat.

Students are encouraged to observe other handlers and dogs in training and also to work closely with training partners to help each other work on training assignments suggested by Kat. Both handlers and observers (without search dogs) are welcome.               

               file:///C:/Users/User/Documents/K9BootCamp_REGFORM_OCT_2014_MysticCT (1).doc

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Improving Your Leash Walking

Instructor - Michael Bane

Saturday TBA - 10:00 am to Noon

MYSTIC location - $45 plus tax ($47.86)

Have you done an obedience class, but need more practice with Leash Walking? Do you have a new puppy and want to build good leash walking right away? If so, this workshop is for you. We will work specifically on teaching appropriate leash behavior.  The course will include a variety of exercises and games to both improve leash walking skills and make leash walking more fun for both ends of the leash.  Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring a toy the dog enjoys.  A long toy that the person and dog can both hold together is recommended (e.g. tug toy, Air Kong Stick, Bumper/retrieval-type toys). Portions of this workshop will be outside (weather permitting).  Please dress accordingly. Prerequisites: None. All ages welcome.

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Advanced Obedience

Saturday TBA - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

NIANTIC location - $45 plus tax

Instructor - Michael Bane

This advanced course will push your training to a higher level. During this session you will have an opportunity to work with your dog on a variety of challenging skills such as working from a distance, down on recall, retrieval foundations, extreme distractions (including live animals), using non-food rewards, off-leash control and out of sight stays. Prerequisite: our Beyond Basics level or instructors approval.

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Using Non-Verbal Signals

Saturday TBA - 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

MYSTIC location - $45 plus tax

Instructor - Michael Bane

Do you find your communication with your dog is an endless stream of chatter and repeated cues? Learn the power of non-verbal communication to increase responsiveness and attention. In this workshop we will practice giving clear visual cues to our dogs using body language and hand signals. We will cover basic cues (e.g. Sit, Down, Come), advanced cues (e.g. distance behaviors and directional cues - left, right) as well as an introduction to whistle signals. Handlers will be challenged to communication non-verbally with their dogs during the entire workshop. 

Prerequisites: None. All ages welcome.
 

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Canine Good Citizen Test

Next date TBA - MYSTIC location

By appointment - 20 minute increments starting at 3:00 pm

Free to My Dog's Place class clients, $10 non-clients

Demonstrate your dog's good manners in this ten part test.

Passing dogs will receive a certificate of accomplishment from the AKC.

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Canine Good Citizen Prep

Next  date TBA

MYSTIC location - $45 plus tax

Instructor - Michael Bane

Work on polishing your canine companion's good manners as you prepare for the AKC Canine Citizen test.

This ten-part test covers the following tasks.

Accepting a Friendly Stranger                         Sitting Politely for Petting

            Appearance and Grooming                 Out for a Walk (walking on a loose leash)

                Walking through a Crowd                        Sit and Down on Command / Stay in Place

Coming when Called                             Reaction to another Dog

Reaction to Distractions                            Supervised Separation

You can visit the AKC site for more details on each task at Canine Good Citizen Program

 

Crate Training

Next date TBA - MYSTIC location

9:30 to 11:30 am - $45 plus tax

In this workshop we will cover how to teach your dog to happily run into a crate and settle there calmly and quietly - any time, anywhere. If your dog resists going into his crate at home, or is happy in his home crate but barks when crated elsewhere, this workshop is for you.

 

Impulse Control  

Next date TBA - MYSTIC location

12:30 to 2:30 pm - $45 plus tax

Does your dog:

Jump on people or shy away when meeting

Steal food or other items from the floor, table or counters

Blast out of the door

Leap out of cars

If so this workshop is for you. We will focus on teaching appropriate greeting behavior, keeping feet on the floor by default, getting attention when the dog is excited, increasing comfort when being around people if stranger presence illicit a shyness response, asking permission before taking things and a "leave it" cure, door etiquette, sit/down in the crate and care and wait for release.

 

 

Energy Outlets
Saturday   TBA -  2:00 to 4:00 pm
MYSTIC location - $45 plus tax
Instructor - Michael Bane
Does your dog need more constructive opportunities to burn off energy?

Don't have have time to take a 5 mile hike everyday?

Don't want to invest in a formal agility equipment?

 In this workshop you'll learn a variety of fun and creative ways to provide exercise when you are short on time using ordinary objects around the house. Many of these activities not only give your dog a job to do but also provide foundation skills for upper levels of obedience and sporting activities. Prerequisites: Our Basic Manners or equivalent or instructor approval.
 

Outdoor Rally Obedience Run Thrus

Instructor - Michael Bane

Saturday TBA -  NIANTIC location - $45 plus tax

This workshop will give you an opportunity to practice your Rally Obedience skills while adding an extra challenge of working outdoors. You will have many opportunities to run through courses. All levels of Rally are welcome; however, this workshop assumes that you have taken at least one Rally course or are familiar with the exercises.

 

 

Working Multiple Dogs

Saturday TBA - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
MYSTIC location - $45 plus tax

Do you have more than one dog and need help building a consistent response when working them together?

 In this workshop we will work though basic and intermediate level exercises for creating a unified pack as well as address topics specific to multiple dog households. Prerequisite: Each dog must have individually completed Basic Manners or equivalent. Due to the challenging nature of this course, all dog participants must be non-reactive and dog and people friendly.

Maximum of six teams. Each handler is limited to two dogs from a single household.

 

Trekking With Your Dog

Saturday TBA -  9:30 to 11:30 am

NIANTIC location - $45 plus tax

Instructor - Michael Bane

Now is a great time get outside and have some fun with your dog. Hiking can be a nice way to spend time together and get some exercise. In this workshop we will cover how to get started with hiking, what to bring, where to go, choosing and fitting dog backpacks, trail lessons to teach your dog, basic safety & pet first aid, and handling the unexpected. During this session you can participate in a variety of activities such as introducing your dog to the backpack, trying out various hiking gear, taste testing a selection of human and dog foods that make great pack supplies, navigate an obstacle course with your dog, and practice administering pet first aid. Prerequisites: None. All ages welcome.

Prerequisites: Our Basic Manners or equivalent or instructor approval

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Socializing in the Real World

(New name for Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park)

 With Bea DeGruttola

Date - TBA

 Cost $45 per person ($20 per additional family members)

           How to know when your dog is having fun and when he’s not.

       Learn to read canine body language correctly to know when you should intervene.

           Methods to break up a dog fight as safely as possible.

   People only – NO DOGS at seminar (please do not ask to be the exception).

Call or email to reserve a spot

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