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SWCathy


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15/02/2012 19:21

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Dog obedience Classes (as seen or BRT TV) now moved to

THURSDAY's

at 3 pm

Car Boot Field - behind Pine Bay hotel, Alsancak

For further inforamtin or one-to-one training contact

Cathy on 0533 862 1370

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO KAR (Kyrenia Animal Rescue)

Due to lack of support, this may be the last one.

Don't put off today, as it will not be there later - no dogs/owners - no classes

See the difference in one hour

You won't believe the difference in 6 weeks.

Covers all basic commands, collar and leader types and techniques and dog socialising techniques.



SWCathy


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Classes are only 1 hour (per week) with own practice every day.

10tl - all proceeds go to KAR

Learn to get your dog to work with you and build a good trusting relationship with your dog.



BizziLizzi


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15/02/2012 23:41

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Cathy



With respect, and in a spirit of helpfulness, has it occurred to you to consider the reasons for lack of response:



1. Time and location may not be convenient for everyone.



2. It is not the best time of year - people who live at a distance may not fancy being caught in a thunderstorm and having to transport wet dogs in their car.



3. Lot of people have more than one dog and may not be able to leave others behind. Have you got provisions for multiple dog training and/somewhere where the others can be left ?



You mention basic training - is there any provision for dogs that already know basic commands to advance - eg teaching two or more dogs to walk and respond in unison?



Carboot


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16/02/2012 06:50

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My dog Charlie is deaf and has come a long way with the help of Kathy. He now knows the basic commands and is getting better socialising with others.

It would be a shame to see these classes finish as all the proceeds go to kar.



Mo



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I agree with BiziLizi... 3pm counts out all the dog ownwers with Kids at school as its pick-up time.



SWCathy


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BizzyLizzi

1 'Time and location may not be convenient for everyone'

I recognise this, so he classes have been held todate at 1pm. However, I was informed by a caller that many of the schools finish at 1pm and it was difficult for them to get to the location by 1pm from Esentepe - So it was moved to 3pm.

- I have been at the location every week at 1pm and have often had no one there. I too have family and dogs at home which I have had to leave.

2. It is not the best time of year - people who live at a distance may not fancy being caught in a thunderstorm and having to transport wet dogs in their car

- When it has been raining I have posted on here that the class is cancelled due to rain. I also take a dog to the class for others to train and practice with if they do not want to take their own dog initially, or they feel that it will not mix with other dogs. Also in the summer it is too hot for the dogs to spend an hour in the sun, so now is the best time for the dogs.



SWCathy


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Once the basic commands have been completed then multiple dogs obey.

I have 3 dogs and a (Turkish) neighbours dog in every day - all four respond to the commands. They sit and stay and do not approach me until they are given the command and they they sit and wait for me. This is a daily routine for their daily vitamin stick.

The most important thing is building the working relationship with your dog. That improves the home environment and puts you in control when walking your dog.



SWCathy


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It is also advisable for the children to learn how to walk/command the dogs. So bringing them to class is not a problem.



SWCathy


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Anyone nervous about bringing their dog can come along and practice with my dog. She is placid and untrained, so is still learning commands and has been used by others to practice.



BoTanica


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Now that the time has changed to 3pm I would be very interested. Are you having a session next thursday the 23rd?



Carboot


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Botanica I do believe it's on, Kathy had a good turn out last Thursday so just turn up at 3pm. If there is any change we will post on here.



regards

Mo



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mmmm Sorry the time is still inconvenient for me - and I am the other sideof Kyrenia.



Actually my three will also stay and come when called in unison. They all walk to heel on the lead individually , and the older two together, but the new puppy still under training is too strong and excitable to walk withthe l5 year old and I am too old to walk three at once.



Bearing in mind the different lifestyles and locations - have you thought about a internet advice service with a question and answer service. Not as good as learning to mix I know,but better than nothing.



SWCathy


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The session will be on at 3pm on Thursday 23rd Feb.

If you come at 3.30pm you will be able to get instruction and some practice.

Having had 2 English Springer Spanials I know about training an excitable dog. The equipment used is an important factor.



SWCathy


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19/02/2012 13:29

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Great turnout this week and some great results

Lucy was fantastic!!!!!! - 1 hour - unbelievable!!

Moosh is doing great - if he could only keep his eyes off the bitches!!!



ozankoymum


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Hi I have a 5 month Kangal who is up to his 3rd Injection, would he be ok to come yet?



Abdul


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19/02/2012 23:07

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hi cathy! I have a 6 month old female doberman. I am a teacher and work untill 5 everyday so I cant attend. Could you please e-mail me details for one on one sessions and explain what you offer and how much your services are.



many thanks



Kemal.



Abdul


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sorry!!!!! email is kemal_sozuoz@hotmail.com ))9



spider


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Cathy,

You met our Lucy-long-legs lol. She is a great dog but I have always wished to have a dog that will walk at my side until I decide to let her off the lead. Then I would like her to continue walking at my side.~~



Till I give command go play



I so hope you are able to train my husband too He's far too soft with the pets,and needs a firm command of authority. Maybe I should do as he requests sometimes



Spider,X



SAFFI


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20/02/2012 03:23

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Hi Cathy



Do you have any tips on toilet training for a 17 week old female chihuahua ?



We have puppy pads by the back door , very hit and miss at the moment !



Regards



Saffi xx



spider


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Cathy could you please help MrSpider to get Lucy to do some of this



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0jNC_w1tSw&feature=youtu.be





What a wonderful dog





Spider,X



SWCathy


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Hi Spider

I say Gin on her original show and also followed her through the competition - she is brilliant.

I can help train your dog, but sadly I have the same problem with the husband, except the 'go play' that is one command I don't have to give. (the dogs ignore him anyway)



Saffi

Yes I can give you tips on toilet training, they worked on my dogs.



OzankoyMum

That will be OK, all the other dogs will be immunised anyway.



Carndi


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26/02/2012 21:17

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Is there an age limit on the dogs ?



SWCathy


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No,

I recommend from about 16 weeks (that is the age I started my dogs).

After they have had their initial shots is fine.



Contrary to the old saying, you CAN teach old dogs new tricks!!!!



SWCathy


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It is important to develop the relationship with your dog which puts you in control - Leader of the pack!!!

This can only be done over a period of time.

Also dog socialising is very important as many of the dogs here have suffered and been abandoned and need to learn to trust people.

Advice is given on suitable collars/leads etc for 'controlling' dogs.

If your dog bites, nips, is agressive - you could end up with a dangerous dog if you do not learn to control it.

All proceeds go to KAR



SWCathy


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01/03/2012 12:11

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Class on today at 3pm



SWCathy


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01/03/2012 12:13

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for further info ring:

Cathy

0533 862 1370

Any donations of food or pet stuff welcomed. Being a volunteer at KAR I visit the centre every week so will take donations with me.



spider


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Cathy.



How much have you collected and donated to KAR so far please.







Spider,X



SWCathy


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With the combined contributions of the Dog Obedience and the Raffles at the Slimmers World Classes receipts show that we have so far paid to KAR:

24.12.2011 110.00TL

14.1.2011 85.00tl

March 2012 255.00 Currently - (plus Tuesdays & Saturday's Slimmers World raffles)

Kim will receive this month's money on Saturday after the group. Which means the total amount to date paid to KAR will be approx 450.00tl as at the moment (plus raffles).



1/2 the Raffle money goes on the prize the rest to KAR. Having a KAR staff member in each Slimmers World group means that they can sell the tickets and take the money and provide us with a receipt for the goups.



I feel very strongly about the value of the good work done by KAR. I ran a raffle in the UK and raised over 300 and brought over 350 of equipment. I then went back in August 2011 and my local pub which ran the raffle had filled the box I left with them (see KAR website)so they had another 100 in September 2011.



SWCathy


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I have a Street Dog named Sally who was abandoned with 10 puppies in an empty house in Lapta. KAR took her in and re-homed the puppies and tagged her - I took her off the street. Last year I took her to the Chateau Lambousa Saturday market, during the winter so I could use the open terrace at the entrance, and she demonstrated her obedience techniques and raised over 100tl in one hour, and also some 's and Euros, which we paid to Margaret and her colleagues on the stall.

As a voluntee myself, I know the work that they do. My husband and I go every Wednesday on a food run. We pick up the van and travel around Lefkosa picking up the waste food from Schools, Colleges & Hospitals, so that the dogs can be fed.

This week members of the Slimmers World classes have also brought items to the group for the KAR staff, one brought 2 packets of pasta to help with the feeding.

So I am very proud of the efforts of the groups and hope that the Dog Classes can continue.



spider


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Wow... well done to you and all who give. Its so nice to see that people are still giving and do care.



Well done too Sally It was nice to meet you last Thursday and I was very impressed with our Lucy.



Not once did she jump up at you and she left the other dogs alone,she did real well with me on my first session with her, considering Mr Spider always takes her. I though she might test me out a little,but I was very proud of her



Thank you.



Spider,X



SWCathy


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I was proud of her too.

The first time I saw her she was taking Mr Spider for a tough walk, but within an hour she was great and has continued to make good progress each week.

The change in collar was a big factor and has made such a difference



SWCathy


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Next class will be held on

Thursday, 3pm

at the Car Boot Field, Behind the Pine Bay Club



Does your dog rule you - Learn the art of changing your status as the pack leader with your dog.

Does your dog pull you - Learn the techniques and equipment necessary to change this

Does you dog jump up on people - Learn how to stop this

Does your dog nip you or others - learn how to prevent this

Does your dog go for other dogs - learn how to stop this and

Learn how to CONTROL your dog - not the dog controlling itself!!!! and you



SWCathy


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FANTASTIC - loads of work been done with the dogs.

All dogs did sit and stay and demonstrated their skills with their owners - GREAT PROGRESS!!!!

WELL DONE everyone!!!!!



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