Volume 12 | Number 9
Luvk9s September monthly newsletter
Happy Labor Day weekend! Google defines Labor Day as a "public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people." But shouldn't we also recognize working dogs? This month's "Quick Clicks" and "VIDEO OF THE MONTH" features some of these hard working dogs.

Quick Clicks

The 3/3/3 Rule of Adopting Dogs
Photo courtesy of Big Canoe Animal Rescue
One of the phenomenon's of the pandemic has been the emptying out of dog rescues/shelters.
Folks working from home realized that this could be the perfect time to bring home a canine companion. Rescue volunteers offered to foster dogs at home, resulting in "foster failures" - individuals who fell in love with the dogs they were fostering and decided to officially adopt them.
Rescues have been reminding new adopters that there is an adjustment period for dogs; the 3/3/3 rule is a great general guideline for how long this realistically might take.

If you have recently adopted a rescue - thank you! Your patience is well worth the effort.
Before COVID-19, it was considered good manners to extend your hand in greeting when meeting somebody new. Most of us do something similar when meeting a new dog. Commonly called the sniff test, we were taught to extend our hand towards the dog’s face to allow him to sniff.
The training community is starting to rethink whether this introduction is in the best interest of the dog.

Upcoming educational opportunities
Classes in BIg Canoe
Basic class starts Thurs. Oct.1 at 9 AM
Canine Good Citizen starts Thurs. Oct. 1 at 10:30

Classes in Ball Ground
Puppy class starts Fri., Oct. 2 at 10 AM
Basic class starts Sat. Oct. 10 at 9:30 AM
Canine Good Citizen starts Sat. Oct. 10 at 11 AM

Luvk9s is again offering in-home
private consults.
Contact us for more information.

YIPPEE!!!! Classes are starting soon!

Photo by Ron Fung on Unsplash