December 2014: Andrea and K9 Nina: For much progress on learning to ignore other dogs and some cats! WHALE DONE!
December 2014: Marte and K9 Duke: For continued practice of ignoring birds on the beach! WHALE DONE!
December 2014: Mutts With Manners gave a talk at The Lighthouse Charity in Galveston and Friendswood.
Darla, Rotto and Darwin went along to showcase their amazing skills as well!
September 2014: the Paws Gala was a smashing success! whale done everyone!!
August 2014: WHALE DONE!
Trixie and Jessie graduated Intermediate Obedience!
July 2014: Whale Done Gibbs! Gibbs graduated basic obedience with flying colors!
August 2014: Whale Done to Trelle and Muri for completing and submitting their Pet Partner package! They are now officially a registered therapy dog team!
June 2014: Whale Done Lesley and K9 Rezin for working hard at applying skills learned in Reactive Rover class!
Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships is a book by Ken Blanchard, Jim Ballard, Thad Lacinak and Chuck Tompkins. The basics of the book are geared towards people and are similar to what we teach owners to teach their dogs: reward the positive and ignore or redirect the negative. As a play on words, the book constantly encourages the reader to tell people "whale done" instead of well done or nothing at all after observing positive behavior.
We like to share our "Whale done's" so be on the lookout for you and your dog here...
JULY 2015: CONGRATULATIONS to our Intermediate Obedience graduates and to our A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen graduates!
WHALE DONE, REBA, GRACIE AND LUGH!
All of us are now registered therapy dog handlers through Pet Partners and volunteer in the community in numerous ways with our canine companions!
Laura just completed a comprehensive three day Pet Tech Instructor class in Charlotte, NC to be able to teach pet CPR, first aid and pet care! Be watching the calendar for upcoming classes.