Gentle Modern School of Dog Training (GMSDT)News - December 2019
Thank you for being part of the Gentle Modern School community.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and your dogs.
Our mission is to support a long and happy partnership between you and your dog.
(We'd love to hear how your dog is going, just hit REPLY and let us know.)
Best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
— Amanda, Rodna, David and Ruth
My idea of Christmas presents is not a gift but an "experience" for both humans and our canine companions. Some dog will love a run in the bush, others may like to go for a swim. My kelpie Tan loves nothing better than chasing the ball into the waves. My boy kelpie loves swimming in the flat water in the bay. Make an adventure for you and your dog.
Most dogs LOVE snuffling for food so my Xmas gift suggestion is aSnuffle Mat- treats are hidden deep within the fabric fringes waiting to be found. You can DIY a Snuffle Mat - Pinterest has lots of guides to making your own. Amanda
Plus, remember our Xmas gift to you: a free 'Come & Try' sessionon 10.00-11.00am Sunday, 15 December in the Open Area adjacent to the Banyule Tennis Club, Warringal Parklands. Equipment from our Ideal Dogs of Australia, Agility, and Rally-O courses and our Tricks Workshop will be set out for you to explore. We'd love to see you there :-)
[This is info that we have shared on the GMSDT Facebook page but it's so important that we wanted to share it in the GM-News too.]
On a sunny 25C day, asphalt will be 52C on the surface. Since dogs' paws are no thicker than the bottom of our feet, pavement that is too hot for us to walk on is also too hot for them to stand on. An effective way to check this is to place the back of your hand on the street or the footpath for seven to 10 seconds. If you are uncomfortable in just a few seconds, it is too hot for your dog to walk on the pavement. Info adapted for Australia