UPDATES and NEW STUFF IN TURQUOISE!
The Puppy Party day is changing to Saturdays instead of Sundays for the summer! The puppy party previously scheduled for Sunday, 6/3 at 2pm, is now Saturday 6/2 at 3:30pm instead for pups 6 months, and under, (the young“softer” players)!
NEW!!! We have an “Older” puppy party on Saturday, 6/2 for pups 6 months and over (the older “rougher” players) at 4:30pm!
Each party will be 45 minutes and requires and invitation, so email soon to receive one to firstname.lastname@example.org. Play is completely supervised and inappropriate play will not be tolerated!
NEW**** WE NOW HAVE STAFF HERE EVEN WHEN I AM NOT IN TOWN! REMEMBER WE DO BOARDING FOR OUR STUDENTS and, NOW, pre-approved referrals! If your dog has trained with us, and is dog and people/kid friendly, we are happy to discuss boarding options with you. Evaluations are always free! If your dog is not “dog, people, or kid friendly,” or just needs some training, we are happy to discuss board and train options for your dog while you are traveling! If you are boarding, remember to bring food for your dog…bellies get upset when they change food AND have to adjust to a new environment!
STILL ROOM!!!! This is an amazing dog sport that requires little or no obedience and no dog social skills, just a dog’s overwhelming desire to follow his/her NOSE!!! This is a great confidence builder for shy dogs and doesn’t require a lot of physical prowess so can be wonderful for older dogs too!
INTRO TO K9 NOSEWORK IS HAPPENING in Burbank for beginners ON JUNE 24th for 6 classes... BUT THEY ARE NOT CONSECUTIVE as previously stated…. the first 5 are consecutive and then we are off on 7/29 due to a Nosework trial, then back for class 6 on 8/5. I only have a few spaces left so please let me know if you will attend ASAP! All you need to do is fill out a registration and mail it in, or send in a PayPal registration. If you are already on the list for next available class, please send me an email and verify that you still want to attend. All dogs must be crated between turns at class, so you must bring a crate to participate. The dogs in this class do not socialize so it is not necessary to have a dog friendly dog, but the dog must be people friendly and in your control to and from the carJ UNLOAD YOUR CRATE AND EQUIPMENT FIRST AND AWAIT INSTRUCTION BEFORE UNLOADING YOUR DOG(S). MAKE SURE TO BE THERE A BIT EARLY FOR THE FIRST CLASS TO TURN IN PAPERWORK!
NEW CLASSES STARTING and still space available:
To register go to www.mybestfriendobedience.com
June 2nd Saturday at Tarzana Park Class is full for Tarzana for new students.. BUT WE ARE ADDING ANOTHER CLASS AT 8:30 AM!!!! THE FIRST CLASS STUDENTS WILL COME AT 9:45AM and we will divide the group into two smaller ones! Make sure you have a second choice listed in case this one fills up too!J
Advanced group… 8:30am –
Beginning……. 9:45 (will be split into two classes 8:30/9:45 after the first week)
Intermediate…… 11am may be cancelled due to low enrollment
June 6th at Wednesday Northridge park (very low enrollment- may postpone a few weeks)
Intermediate ….. 6:20
Beginning …… 7:30
June 18th Monday at Jesse Owens Mini Park (start date changed to 7/9 9:30am)
Beginning …… 9:30 am
Intermediate…… 10:30am may be cancelled due to low enrollment
July 8th Sunday at Colorwest Printing in Burbank
Beginning ….. 9am
West Van Nuys Thursday nights:
We will be starting an indoor/outdoor Beginning class in West Van Nuys Thursday nights with w/Bobby Harouni… we are planning to start on 7/12/12 and just finalizing details. Space is limited …think of how nice and cool it will beJ
Rally will be at Pet Orphans with Jody! You can sign up for that thru them! We will be referring all Rally Students to Jody for nowJ
The A.K.C. Rally obedience classes will be suspended for the summer! Current student will be provided opportunities to continue with Jody at her new location! We will contact you separately if you are one of her current students. Jody has taken a position with Pet Orphans of Southern California, congratulations Jody! She will be adjusting to a very busy schedule in July and August. We will be working together with Jody and Pet Orphans to provide you the wonderful training to which you have become accustomed!
Our AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and S.T.A.R. Puppy test date has been changed to 7/29/12 at Tarzana Park …anyone can test! Testing is free for our Intermediate course graduates! The original date was 6/24 but there is a seminar that weekend I need to attend and I cannot do bothL
Any changes further changes and more details will be POSTED AT www.mybestfriendobedience.comand on the www.akc.org. make sure to stay tuned!
Accepting registrations NOW for all classes at www.mybestfriendobedience.com just click preregister for details.
It is looking like my “summer camp for kids and dogs”adventure may need to wait until next summer so I can plan better but please keep this in mind for next year and I promise to have the curriculum developed and permits needed by then! The SPCA in Long Beach has a program for those who don’t mind the travel.
Thank you for receiving this e-mailing! You and your dog are the most important thing to us! Our trainers are all eager and willing to help you, and if they don’t know an answer they will find out! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of my life and that of My Best Friend Obedience! Our goal is to help you in any way we can, and while we do charge for our services, we are here for you! If you don’t get me in the office, try my cell. I don’t usually charge for phone help and am here to help with answers to your dog training/behavior questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question… if you just need a shoulder to lean on with dog issues, or a referral, we are here. Our sincere goal is to help with the issues you have with your dog, and you can count on honest and straight forward information! When we can’t help we will get you a trainer who can!
ONE OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS IS HELPING IN THE OFFICE, SO IF I APPEAR TO BE MORE ORGANIZED IT IS NOT MY FAULT;-) I AM THE NEW BOOKKEEPER SO IF THE BOOKKEEPING IS WORSE… IT IS MY FAULT;-)
THANKS FOR CONTINUING TO RECEIVE THIS EMAIL… JUST REPLY TO OPT OUT OR FORWARD TO SOMEONE ELSE IN NEED!
Karen Reardon Taylor, CPDT-KA
Owner, Trainer and Behavior Counselor
Professional Charter Member or the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and American Humane Association
AKC CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator
member Valley Hills Obedience Club
818 996 3647 or 866 996 3647
cell 818 720 3647
fax 818 996 0422