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The Intelligence of Canine Minds January 19, 2011

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Dog getting clicker training. Tika, the 3-year...

Clicker Training

Check out this wonderful article on researching Dog’s Intelligence from the NY times, printed January 17th.


Three ‘LOCAL” Weekend Events! August 21, 2010

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August 21, National Homeless Pet Day. (“National Homeless Pet Day” was created in 1992 to publicize dog and cat overpopulation and to emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals. If you are interested in adopting a homeless animal, visit VOLUNTEER – DONATE LOCALLY for some local resources.)

A big event will be held at From the Heart Dog Training – This year’s theme is Safari.  They’ll have candle lighting, silent auction, food, fun, raffle, informational booths, and much, much more.  Join from 12pm until 4:30pm. Where: From the Heart Training Center at 561 Brunken Ave Ste H, Salinas, CA

From the Heart Dog Training and Paws at Play Doggie Daycare
Phone: 783-0818

On Aug 21st at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor a unique and one of a kind dog show will give you an opportunity to join your “best friend” on a Stand Up Paddle Board an vie for the title of “Best in Show!!”

The venue for the “Dogjam Paddle and Surf Show” is the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Saturday, August 21, 2010, 9 a.m.

Santa Cruz’s first Man/Woman & Dog paddle and surf show, with proceeds to benefit the Santa Cruz SPCA!

Grab your board and your dog, if you don’t have a dog, then borrow one from your family, friends or neighbors, and come on out for some fun!

Check-In Begins: 7:30 am

Show Begins: 9:00 am – Noon.

The entry fee is $45 and includes a goodie bag, t-shirt, and entry to the after-party at Johnny’s Harborside Cafe.

The DogJam Surf and Paddle Show will feature local celebrity judges, as well as local surf dogs such as Tugboat, “Duke” Kahanamoku, Corgy Carroll, and Micky “Da Cat Named Dog” Dora who will be competing for maximum scores in fun categories such as, most obedient, least obedient, best mirror image (dog/handle look alike), and most original costume, and of course Best in Show to name but a few. Read more Here:

Looks Like Fun!


Katrina Rescue Remembered – the people who rescued dogs and the dogs that survived the devastation.

Where: at The San Lorenzo River Benchlands – 701 Ocean street, Santa Cruz  Time: 10:00 to 3:00 pm

Activities Include: Dog-A-Thon walk, Parade of Katrina Survivors, vendor booths, scent tracking demonstration, dog psychic, agility course, doggie free style demonstration, donor raffle, doggie fashion show, bobbing for hot dogs, plus fun and games, and much much MORE!