Volume 11 | Number 10
Luvk9s October monthly newsletter
Halloween is coming! Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with an ID tag (or is chipped) as it's easy for your dog to slip out the door as trick-or-treaters visit your home. Check out some of the quick clicks below for more fall and Halloween safety tips!


Is your canine a counter surfer? Photo by Sue Hauseman
What is counter surfing? Counter surfing is a term that was coined to describe what a dog does when he jumps on the kitchen counter - or dining room table - to steal food. Do you live with a counter surfer? Why do dogs counter surf?

Even though dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, Vetstreet.com notes that the behavior of scavenging or eating leftover food "is so deeply ingrained that it's second nature ... there is evidence that the earliest dogs were wolves who scavenged from human settlements thousands of years ago."

Even the best-behaved dog may give in to temptation if delectable food is left on the counter. What can you do?

Breed of the month: BOSTON TERRIER
Image by Rudy Stein from Pixabay
The Boston Terrier, as the name suggests, actually did originate in Boston and was the first American breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club. But did you also know that:

  • Boston Terriers were originally bred as fighting dogs but have developed into wonderful companion dogs?
  • Their nickname is "the American gentleman" because of the black and white tuxedo-like appearance of their coat?
  • Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog of WWI was a Boston Terrier?
  • Helen Keller's canine companion was also a Boston Terrier named Sir Thomas.

Upcoming group classes
Luvk9s will be offering classes at Red Barn Kennels Thursdays in Dawsonville (Big Canoe):
  • Puppy class (starts October 17)
  • Basic obedience (starts October 17)

Luvk9s is also excited about offering classes in Ball Ground Fridays at Ball Ground Hounds:
  • Puppy class (starts October 18)
  • Basic obedience (starts October 18)
We'll be at Ball Ground Hounds on Saturday at 11 am for a "meet and greet!" Come out and say hello and check out their new location/store!

Luvk9s also continues to offer private lessons in North Georgia as well as Canton, Ball Ground, Woodstock, Marietta and surrounding areas.
"A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life,
things won't be too bad."
Robert Wagner