Volume 11 | Number 08
Luvk9s August monthly newsletter
Did you know that tomorrow (August 10) is National Spoil Your Dog Day? Spoiling your dog is just part of the relationship building process. But a more important component is communication - and dogs do the majority of communicating with us via body language. Check out the quick clicks below and this month's article to learn more.

Quick Clicks

Reading your dog's body language
Chart by Boogie, 2011, Lili Chin
"But he was wagging his tail before he bit me!"

Many dog bites could be prevented if humans were better at reading dog body language. Contrary to popular belief, a wagging tail does not always mean a dog is happy. The position and speed of the tail wag, in addition to the dog's posture, ears, eyes and mouth can tell you volumes about whether the dog is happy, fearful or highly aroused.

Most animals are masters at reading body language. Humans also have this ability, but we tend not to utilize this skill because we rely so much on verbal communication.

Breed of the month: BULLDOG
Image by skeeze from Pixabay
University of Georgia football fans are very familiar with the bulldog, the team mascot, and know that this breed was originally bred for bullbaiting. But did you also know that:

  • Over the years, the bulldogs have been bred to be companion animals and make great family pets?
  • The loose skin actually helps bulldogs in a fight; it gives them more maneuverability?
  • Bulldogs can be difficult to train; they want to do it their way?

Upcoming group classes
Group classes are scheduled to start soon! Due to popular demand, Luvk9s will be offering AGILITY at Red Barn Kennels (starts Sept. 18).

Luvk9s will also be offering:
  • Puppy class (starts August 15)
  • Basic obedience (starts August 15)
  • Canine Good Citizen/intro to therapy dog work; basic obedience II (starts Sept. 18)

Luvk9s also continues to offer private lessons in North Georgia as well as Canton, Ball Ground, Woodstock, Marietta and surrounding areas.
"There is no faith which has never yet been broken
 except that of a truly faithful dog.
Konrad Lorenz