Volume 11 | Number 03
Luvk9s April monthly newsletter
The week of April 17 is National Pet ID week. Did you know that one in three pets will get lost at some point? Microchipping your dog and/or making sure the ID tag on your dog's collar is accurate and readable will increase the odds of your dog being reunited wtih you if the unthinkable should happen.

Quick Clicks:
Make walking great again
How to deal with a distracted dog
Photo courtesy of Humphrey Muleba/Pexels
With the arrival of spring, nothing beats an early morning stroll with your four-legged companion. Walking is not only good exercise and a great stress reliever, it’s also an excellent way to develop and maintain a bond with your dog.
But what if your dog pays more attention to the environment than he does to you? Is his nose continually on the ground searching for interesting scents? Is he constantly on high alert, looking for that dangerous squirrel or pesky rabbit to chase? Is he obsessed with finding pine cones to eat or sticks to chew? Does your dog pull towards people or dogs you pass?

What can you do to make walking (your dog) great again?

Breed of the month: GREAT DANE
P hoto courtesy of dreamstime.com
The Great Dane is not from Denmark but was originally developed in Germany 400 years ago by breeding the Mastiff and Greyhound. Did you also know that:

  • The Great Dane is the tallest dog in the world?
  • Great Danes come in six coat colors and can weigh from 120 to 200 pounds?
  • They were originally bred to hunt large prey and patrol estates?
  • Dane's make great family pets?

Upcoming group classes
Group classes will be starting on Thursday, April 25 at Red Barn Kennels.

Luvk9s will be offering:
  • Puppy class
  • Basic obedience
  • Basic obedience level II (Canine Good Citizen / intro to therapy dog work)

Luvk9s also continues to offer private lessons in North Georgia as well as Canton, Ball Ground, Woodstood, Marietta and surrounding areas.
" A dog is one of the remaining reasons some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”
Orlando Aloysius Battistas