Volume 10 | Number 03
Luvk9s March monthly newsletter
March 23 is National Puppy Day. This is a day to celebrate puppies and promote adoption. To see photos of the latest Luvk9s puppies who earned their AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certification, click here.

Quick clicks:
Are your dogs playing or fighting? Click here.
Dog drooling; is your dogs drooling normal or not? Click here.
Need help with the recall (come) cue? Click here.
Can dogs tell time?
Prepare to "spring ahead" this weekend
My Labrador retriever, Drop, usually gets fed every morning around 6:30 a.m. But if I get busy and “forget”, Drop sure doesn’t! Usually by 6:45 a.m. or so, the staring, nudging, whining, groaning and finally high-pitched frustration barking makes me look at the clock and realize that he hasn’t been fed!
      
I know dogs can’t read a clock, but how do they do that? How do they tell time?
  
Breed of the month: poodle
(Dublin, a standard-size poodle and Luvk9s graduate, resides in Bent Tree.)
Despite their "froufrou" appearance, poodles were actually bred to be hunting dogs (specifically water retrievers.)

Did you also know that:
  • Poodles were named for the German word for puddle (Pfütze)?
  • Poodles are the only breed that comes in three sizes (full-size, miniature and toy)?
  • Tuffs of hair around their joints keeps the dog warmer when in the water?
  • Poodles are ranked #2 in intelligence (only beat by the border collie)?

Upcoming group classes
Classes will be starting in 2+ weeks. It's time to register if you haven't already!

In addition to regular obedience, Canine Good Citizenship and sport classes, we'll be offering a new class called the COMBO CLASS, which will introduce your dog to a different sport/activity every week!

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"A dog can change the way you see the world.”
Gila Kurtz