Danbury Animal Welfare Society’s Run Your Tail Off

Danbury Animal Welfare Society's Run Your Tail Off

The Danbury Animal Welfare Society’s 4th Annual Run Your Tail Off 5K Race is April 24th. Bring your dog and run the race on the certified course. Kids can join in on the Fun Run, too. It will be held at War Memorial, One Memorial Drive, Danbury, starting at 8:00 a.m.

For more information contact them at 203-744-DAWS (3297) or daws@daws.org.

Green Chimneys School

Birds of Prey Day will be held Sunday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is a celebration dedicated to children, the environment and magnificent birds of prey. Call 845- 279-2995 for more information.

Mark Your Calendar: Saturday June 11, Greenwich Kennel Club

All dogs are welcome to attend and enjoy this fun day. Dogs must be healthy, kept on a regular leash and collar. No prong collars, electric collars or retractable leashes are allowed. Dogs must be kept close and under the control of a responsible adult.

Bring your camera. Along with the many vendors, there are fun activities for you and your dog to enjoy. There is Rookie Agility (Sat) the Doggie Fun Zone (Fri-Sun) and Barn Hunt Fun Runs (Sat-Sun) all day.

And at noon in the large ring tent, is the Feature Parade of all the Miscellaneous and FSS Breeds (rare breeds) on the grounds. You can also visit with these dogs at their dedicated tent.

Sydney Eddison is signing her latest release, “Where We Walk”. And Bill Hernandez, a caricature/cartoon artist will draw a caricature picture of your dog. What a fun way to see how others may envision your dog.

Also on Saturday are Disaster and Wilderness Ground Search rescue dogs and their trainers along with a Micro-Chip and DNA clinic at the Club Tent.

On Saturday and Sunday there are free Show Tours at the Club Tent to assist you in understanding how dog shows work to reach the ultimate Best n’ Show.

Parking/admission at the Spectator Entrance off Calf Pasture Beach Blvd. is $10. No dogs are offered for sale at this show, but you can contact the breeder or owner if you are interested in a particular breed. Further information on the Greenwich dog show can be found on their website www.greenwichKC.org or by email GKC-Show@GreenwichKC.org or 203-426-1173.

Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Equine therapy programs begin April 2! Spring is around the corner and they are excited to be resuming equine therapy at both farms, Guilford and Newtown. Group classes are held on Saturday while private sessions are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon or by appointment.

AATs offers “Equine Experience” which is a non-therapeutic program designed to build horsemanship skills for all riders. This program is open to the public and AATs volunteers.

Equine Experience operates 9:00-2:00 p.m. and includes a daily riding lesson, horsemanship skills clinic, equine science and pertinent readings. Miles Hill Farm, Guilford. July 5-8 and July 11-14. Ages 7-17. Timber Hill Farm, Newtown. July 5-8. Ages 7-17. Registration is on a first come basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment as space is very limited. 203-804-5343.

Greater New Haven Cat Project.

The Greater New Haven Cat Project presents the 2016 Casino Bus Trip. Saturday May 7th. Join friends and members of GNHCP for a night of fundraising fun at Mohegan Sun!

Buy a ticket in advance… in return, receive a casino package totaling $25 and transportation to and from the casino! Departure from Branford @ 4:00 p.m. Departure from the Casino @ 11:00 p.m. Tickets $30 per person. All proceeds will benefit their spay/neuter program. Added bonus: a 50/50 raffle!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the GNHCP center, 203-782-2287 or gnhcp1@gnhcp.org


The Good Dog Foundation Featured In The New York Times!

What Does it Take to Become a Good Dog? Recently, Jane Brody, a science and wellness writer for the New York Times, signed up for one of their certification courses with her 5 month old Havanese puppy, Max.

The resulting article is thoughtful, thorough, and full of the warmth and joy that they have seen time and time again from their volunteers and the people they work with.

They are thrilled that her article illuminates the remarkable healing that therapy dogs make possible, and that she chose The Good Dog Foundation as her vehicle to certify Max. Google it and read for yourself!

Save The Date: A Fetching Affair

The Good Dog Foundation… A Fetching Affair Gala will be held Tuesday, May 17, at Guastavino’s 409 E 59th St, New York, NY (www.guastavinos.com).

Cocktails and Silent Auction begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction start at 7:45 p.m.
For more information contact The Good Dog Foundation, PO Box 1484, New York, NY, 10276, 888-859-9992, info@thegooddogfoundation.org.

The Grateful Dog: Learn The Secret To Getting Your Dog’s Attention

The secret to getting your dog’s attention is to… WHISPER! Yup, whisper. From time to time whisper to get a dog’s attention but it isn’t necessary nor realistic all of the time. What is important and helpful is to understand your dog’s hearing and how he or she, perceives your voice.

Dogs can hear higher pitched sounds and can detect a frequency range of 67-45,000 Hz, compared to a human range of 64-23,000 Hz. Dogs can hear sounds up to four times farther than we humans.

Four times farther than we humans! This means that a dog can hear a sound 4X the distance away from them than we can. Here is why a high energy and loud voice actually is counterproductive to succeeding with your dog. Your voice has the potential to create credibility, authority and believability… all of the attributes you need to be a success in teaching your dog. Dogs are magnificently hard-wired to seek out an authority figure. If your voice is calm, confident and clear your dog will naturally be drawn to you and receptive to you.

Contact them today to get started! 203-426-7086