Newsletter August 2011
TRAINING CENTRE NEWS……
I hope everyone had a chance to get away and get some sun this summer since we really haven’t had any here! My yard looks amazing! So do the weeds tho! It is getting to be that time of year to get back into the swing of regular classes! I will be moving my classes back to the centre as of September 20th. I will be sad to not be working in the back yard any more!
We are doing some changes to our current class schedule,fee structure and registration process.
There will be a new calendar posted on our web site for classes up until the end of December 2011.
There will be a new class with Kim for dogs who have done Family Manners and Building Blocks with Michelle. It will be called Pre Performance and is geared to any new dogs who are looking at a future in agility.The focus will be on preparing these new dogs for their agility career. Exercises will be geared towards the needs of the dogs in the class each week. No age limit.
There will also be a fee increase. Class fees will be $110.00 for a 6 week class and $140.00 for the 8 week classes. Private lessons will be $40.00 per dog per 45 min.
We will be doing our registration for classes once a month only. We will try to have at least 2 nights for people to register. If you want to be in the class and can’t make registration you can send someone to register for you or drop off your form to the centre in the mail slot. Email us for a registration form.
Next registration for all upcoming classes will be Aug 31 from 6pm to 7:30pm and Sept 6 from 6pm – 7:30pm. You must pay at time of registration to have a secured spot in the class.
Rally O Trials
We have a Rally O trial scheduled for Oct 1st,2011. Entry forms are available for this on the web site now. Deadline is September 24th.
PGKC Obedience Trial
There is a PGKC Obedience trial Oct 2,2011 at the training centre. The registration forms are also available on our web site.
Open Agility Practice at Rosenol Arena
We are looking at booking Rosenol arena for some agility practice time over the winter. I will let everyone know dates and times when they are confirmed. Dogs must be reliable off leash and be registered with us in either a handling,contacts and weaves or jump class. If you are interested you must sign up and pay for the session. There will be no refunds if you do not attend and no “carry overs” to another session if you miss.
New FACEBOOK PAGE!!!!
We have a Facebook page for Pawsitive Steps. If you would like to be a member of this group go to your facebook page,search Pawsitive Steps Canine Sports Centre,Prince George,BC and ask to join. I will post news and any centre updates to the facebook page.
Pawsitive Steps Marketplace
We have added a new page to our site,it is basically a buy,sell or trade page. Absolutely NO buying or selling of dogs on this page please!!!!
This will be a classified ad type section for people to buy,sell,or trade dog related items,categories could be…
· Crates,Ex pens and Beds
· Training Gear
· Dog Toys
· Dog Treats
· Travel Gear
· Books and Videos
· Dog Coats and Boots
· Stuff for Handlers
To place an ad please use this form….
Pawsitive Steps Winter Agility Camp 2011
We will be holding another Winter Agility Camp November 18-19 and 20. Registration forms for that will be available at the end of September.
2011 Pawsitive Steps Agility Camp
Our 2011 Agility Camps were a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who attened and everyone who helped out. Thank You to Lynda Orton Hill for being a great teaching partner! HUGE Thank You to Sheri and Kenny Grantham for the use of their trailer for getting all the equipment there!!!! And to Lou Dobie for the fun with the wool and soap and water!
Also Sheri took some great shots at the trial too..Here is the link.
FCI Team Fundraiser
Once again we are off to the FCI Agility World Championships in France in October. The team has put together an e book of amazing training set ups,tips on grooming,rehab,nutrition and fitness as well team member Susan Garrett has put together a separate e book on flying your dog. It is full of great ideas to prep your pooch for travel and also what to prepare and what to expect when Flying with Your Pet.
You can order the ebooks together as a bundle at a reduced price until Sept 1st! Check out this link…
Also we have raffle tickets for the Ultimate Agility Package,a package worth $2500.00 that includes free trial entries from agility clubs all over BC. I have a few tickets left! They are 10.00 each or 3 for $20.00. emial me firstname.lastname@example.org if you want tickets held for you!
Dr Jewell will be back to work on our dogs once again probably the beginning of December. Gail is a chiropractic vet who specializes in sports injuries and canine and Equine athletes. She makes sure that our athletic dogs stay in the best shape possible. If you would like an appointment with her and are not on our list please email us at email@example.com. I will post a note to the Facebook page when I have dates.
We will also have Anthony Clark March 23,24 and 25,2012 in Maple Ridge,BC. The registration forms for this will be on the web site in January 2012.
We will also be having another Advanced Jumping Skills Clinic with Susan Salo in Calgary,Alta May long weekend 2012. Registration for this will be available February 2012.
Check out the web site for Pawsitive Steps TV! Sheldon has put up some video of our dogs at various trials on our PS TV link. If you have a video you would like to post send it to Sheldon and he can put it up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
We would like to take a second to thank all our great staff and students at Pawsitive Steps for all their help during Summer Camp and the Trial as well as those who kept the center running at home while we were away..….Tracey,Barb,Michelle K,Michelle M,Donna,Brenda,Pat,Cassie,Sheldon Y and Sheldon P and all our students ( Diana,Sheri,Marc,Joy to name a few )who step up to help out whenever we need extra hands. You have helped keep Pawsitive Steps a great place to train. We could not have done this without all of you!