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Sunday
Jan092011

SKIJORING / CANICROSS Clinic with Kim Cooper

Kim is the owner and senior instructor at Best Friends School of Dog Training, in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been training dogs for over 25 years, and has been instructing training classes for 17 years. She earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Military College and served for 14 years as an officer in the Air Force before making a non-traditional career move and becoming a professional dog trainer.

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Sunday
Nov282010

Understanding Canine Communication-The Real Art of Dog Whispering

Sunday, November 28th @ 11:30-1:30pm Dog whispering is about using a non-violent, compassionate approach to communicating with animals based on their own language. Dogs have their own language based mostly on body language that they use to communicate peaceful intentions, negotiate space and resources, communicate discomfort and entice play. How would you like to understand what

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Sunday
Oct172010

Dr. Jean Dodds Seminar

Dr. Jean Dodds will be in Markham on October 17 for a full day, all inclusive seminar. (door prizes, meals, snacks, refreshments, certificate of attendance, raffle, speaker notes, goodie bags, continental breakfast, pens, note paper) There are still "some" seats left (so

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Saturday
Oct162010

Course Maps From USDAA Nationals 2010

Some of the course maps from the USDAA World Championships

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Butterflies and Panic Attacks

We’ve all been there before, whether it’s giving a presentation at work, watching our sons and daughters step up to the plate at a key moment in their baseball game, or when you hear your name called to move to the start line for your jumpers run. It hits you like a sledgehammer to the gut. The bottom falls out of your stomach and your legs feel like jelly. In your head you ask “Why do I do this to myself?”

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Dog Sport Foundation Class

Want to get your dog into dog sports? Interested in flyball, agility, disc dog, PWD water work, dock diving!? Heather's Dog Sport Foundation Class is an excellent choice. This class will prepare you and you dog for any of these choices. If your dog is not that interested in toys, want to teach a reliable retrieve here's your chance to turn that around. See the flyer below for detailed course description.

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Friday
Aug202010

Disc/Agility & Dock Training

At the K-9 Country Inn

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Tuesday
Aug172010

Visualization for Agility – Use your senses…

Course visualization is common practice among agility competitors – but have you ever considered using all of your senses while doing it? You’ll get more out of it if you do! As we move through our environment, whether it is in our home or

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Thursday
Jul292010

What is Lure Coursing and How Do I Start?

Wikipedia defines Lure Course as, "A sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. Competition is usually limited to dogs of purebred sighthound breeds." Lure coursing is becoming more

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Wednesday
Jul212010

Training For Big Air, EV, Speed Retrieve

FRIDAY Afternoon! July 23-2010 "DISC and/or DOCK" "Get ready for Kingston & Carrot Fest!"

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Friday
Jul162010

Disc & Dock Training at K9 Country Inn

Friday July 16, Disc and Dock from 1pm to 6pm

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Tuesday
Jul132010

Have You Ever Wondered How To Get Your Dog Involved In DockDogs®?

Heather McLeod has the answer....

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Saturday
Jun192010

Getting A Dog To Leap For A Disc

I've had some success using this technique with my students whose dogs are ground bound ..... You can try using an agility jump or other hurdle to encourage the dog to leap for the disc. First though, your dog must know how to jump a hurdle. The height of the hurdle should be the wither height of the dog. (if the dog is

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Saturday
Jun122010

Pet First Aid Course -Ottawa

Would you know what to do? A certified pet first aid course could mean the difference between life and death!

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Tuesday
Jun082010

How to Care for a Dog's Torn Toenail

A torn toenail on your dog is going to cause your dog a great deal of discomfort and anxiety. You will become aware of the problem by spotting blood around their paw area or by seeing your dog limp around, constantly licking its wound or chewing at the torn toenail. Care for the dog's torn toenail depends on the severity of the tear.

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