Volume 11 | Number 07
Luvk9s July monthly newsletter
The dog days of summer are in full swing; we are all aware of the dangers of leaving your dog alone in a parked vehicle but here are a few other things to keep in mind that you might not think about.

  • Surfaces your dog walks on can heat up quickly; be particularly aware of black asphalt.
  • Dogs are not natural swimmers; don't assume they will know how to swim if they accidentally fall into a body of water.
  • Be aware of dangerous pesticides, insecticides and herbicides used in the summer. If you believe your pet may have ingested something poisonous, call the ASPCA POISON CONTROL CENTER at 888-426-4435.

Quick Clicks

Front door misbehavior
Photo by Chanda Castillo on PIXABAY
Do you know why you can't tell a knock-knock joke to a dog?

You: Knock knock.
Your dog: Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark.

Which is a good lead-in to this topic - undesirable front door behavior. Does canine chaos and commotion ensue when somebody knocks on your front door?

“A door is what a dog is perpetually
on the wrong side of.” (Ogden Nash)
Breed of the month: BOYKIN SPANIEL
Goldie is 12 weeks old and lives in Big Canoe.
The Boykin spaniel is one of the few breeds named after a specific person, Whittaker Boykin, who was one of the breed's first trainers. Did you also know that:

  • Ancestors of the breed are the Chesapeake Bay retriever, the cocker spaniel and the American water spaniel?
  • Boykin spaniels are the official dog of South Carolina?
  • Even though they were originally bred to be hunting dogs, their sweet temperament makes them an excellent family pet?

Upcoming group classes
Group classes are scheduled to start soon!

Luvk9s will 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.
"Properly trained, a dog can become a man's best friend.
Corey Ford