Monday, February 11, 2008

dancing with dogs!

I received this email from a colleague who runs doggie central in culver city... sounds like a fun event and learning opportunity!

here it is:

We are still looking for more owner and dog teams to sign up for a Dogs Can Dance workshop on Feb 16th or 17th and then compete at the April 6th Bow Wow Meow Dancing with the Dogs Competition (pre-registration required). Register TODAY! Dogs need to be leashed trained and workshops are held at Doggie Central in Culver City.

Sandra Lollino

Founder / President

Four Legged Friends Foundation

Dancing with the Dogs is just like Dancing with the Stars!

Now YOU and your DOG can create a routine to perform before celebrity judges

at the Brentwood April 6th Bow Wow Meow Animal Adoptions and Pet Expo!

Sign Up TODAY!

Just like Dancing with the Stars — routines take time and practice.

Enroll NOW in a beginning workshop to register for the Dancing with the Dogs competition.

Judy Gamet, the owner of Dogs Can Dance, is leading a 90-minute Beginning Freestyle Class.
Learn basic freestyle movements that can be used when creating a routine.

(video clips coming soon on

To get an idea of how dogs can dance…..

Check out World Renown Dog Dancing Team Carolyn Scott & Rookie Featured on You Tube

Register using the attached form or visit for more information *.

*A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Greater WLA Chamber of Commerce, Four Legged Friends Foundation,

Ashley Hope Fund, LA Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society, The Rescue Train and Bark Avenue Foundation.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

10:00 am – 11:30 am

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, February 17, 2008

10:00 am – 11:30 am

*All classes are scheduled at Doggie Central in Culver City.

Animal Adoptions and Pet Expo

Saving Animals in Urgent Need

Sunday April 6, 2008

Visit for more event details.

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Adoptions by


*****Sponsorship and Exhibitor Space Still Available*****

Obedience works!

I got this email from one of my advanced students and asked if i could post it to our blog! her reply was:

(by the way you should also know that molly is very high prey drive and sometimes dog agressive

Sure you can. The thing is, I don't think I would have had that control if I hadn't started the classes again. Sally

karen taylor wrote:
> Wow awesome! Can I post this on my blog?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sally Cruikshank []
> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:10 PM
> To: karen taylor
> Subject: Obedience in Action
> I got to lake Balboa at dawn, as usual, and walked Molly on her flat
> collar. We played a lot of chuckit on the field on the first lap. On
> the second lap, I took her out on the field and practiced many of the
> things we'd learned yesterday: off leash healing, distance downs and
> sits (not so good on the sit) otherwise PERFECT. I tried some
> find-its throwing food about when she was runningoff after the tennis
> ball and she liked finding them on her return.
> I put her on a really L O N G distance down stay and then called her.
> She came running right to me. As a reward I threw the chuckit tennis
> ball one more time. As she was running back with the ball, she
> suddenly stopped and looked away. She never stops on her way back with the ball.
> And there was a beautiful, solo, coyote staring at us, and then
> walking straight towards us but still at a distance. I told Molly "down-stay"
> as I rushed to her to get the leash on. She lay down reluctantly.
> The coyote was still approaching us. I waved the chuckit stick at it
> and used my exorcist voice to scare it off. It didn't scare. It was
> small but it was bold.
> We headed towards the sidewalk. I kept looking behind me and the
> coyote was still approaching us. In fact it even flanked us, which
> was creepy. Then it seemed to change its mind, and moved off. I saw
> it it stick its nose in a hole and pull out and eat something
> wiggling, in one gulp.
> Molly was much bigger than the coyote. I could tell she knew it
> wasn't a dog. She wasn't flipping on her leash the way she might have
> if it were a loose dog. But she was wary of it, and loose leash
> walking was over for awhile!
> Sally