Dr. Patti Schaefer took a bit longer to get back to her vet practice than she had planned but she is finally back on the road to see her patients —just in time for the summer dog sport season. Patti is still recovering the stamina and strength you need do battle with the traffic in our area so her on-site clinics in Olympia, Tacoma and Kent have been limited in the number of returning clients she can see. Patti wanted me to pass along her heartfelt thanks at all the support the community sent her way as she recovered from her surgery to fix her broken hip.
Dr Patti’s availability at Family Dog Training Center in Kent is located on their website at http://www.familydogonline.com/dr-patti-schaefer/ Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first two choices to be put on the schedule.
For her Tacoma and Olympia availability contact Patti directly here: www.Canisport.com
This has been flying around the FaceBook but is such a great cause it bears repeating! Hurray as the drawing is June 24th!
Do you need a competition TEETER in your backyard? Afull size teeter has been generously donated by Agility A Go Go and Ric Travis to be raffled off. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit our two local PNW junior handlers, Emma Hughes and Gabi Loesch, heading to Slovakia this summer to compete on Team USA for the European Open Junior competition. You can buy tickets from either of the girls.
1 for $5
4 for $10
10 for $20
Emma has a paypal link set up PayPal.Me/EmmaAgility Please add “Teeter Raffle” in the comments.
Gabi has a GoFundMe link https://www.gofundme.com/agilityadventure Please add “Go Go Gabi” in the comments.
Puget Sound K-9s are hosting a Smell N Tell Saturday May 7th at Argus Ranch. There will be no day of entries so follow this link to download the flier and get it in NOW!
Questions: Contact Sue Lewis sndlewis@Comcast.net
The second banner that reads AGILITY CANINE is where the live Columbian feed is said to show up when they start running dogs according to those in the know–Carla McAlister and Wink the Parson Terrier from Team USA.
So how well did you do last weekend at the dog show or agility trial or obedience trial or, heck, even a fun match??
If your dog sports competitions aren’t quite as successful or fun as you would like perhaps you might like to join the Mental Skills Training For Competitive Canine Handlers seminar at Family Dog Training Center in Kent Wa on April 16 & 17 with Brenda Riemer, Ph.D..
Brenda is not only a sports psychologist, she is also a dog sport competitor with championship and High in Trial canine team mates.
Saturday: What is competition; Why we get ring nerve; Skill training; Ways to reduce stress; Use of imagery; Exercises for all participants
Sunday: the working spot teams will do a complete run thrus with Brenda coaching them. the Auditors will play judges, steward, audience and get to see Brenda’s teachings in action.
All the working spots have been taken for the seminars but there are plenty of auditor (attending without a dog) slots left. Brenda has exercises in the seminars for both those with and without dogs. Saturday & Sunday Auditor $150 / One Day Auditor $85
Online Registration: Register
More information and paper registration: docx pdf