The walking with your dog issue
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In This Newsletter:

Tip of the Month: How we keep dogs safely secured on leash walks - video
Additional Weblog Articles: Walking can be such a drag | When walking your dog is no fun |  Walking your dog – is it really good exercise? |  Does the weather affect your dog-walking?
Calendar and Group Class Schedules: Upcoming Classes in Southwest Littleton & Castle Rock/Sedalia
Other Items of Interest:  Boarding video by Zuzu; Links; Pics of the month & More
We know it's not hiking season in Colorado. It's serious snowshoeing season with all the recent snow we've received! But spring is just around the corner, so as we all start to think about getting out more with our dogs, this issue is about walking and hiking with our dogs.  Post a photo of your dog(s) on a walk or hike to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #walkingwithmydog and be sure to tag @thelightofdog so we can come check it out! Here's ours:
Romeo and Zuzu on a Fall hike near Tabernash, Colorado

How we keep dogs safely secured on leash walks

If your dog has boarded with us while you're away, you know that we treat our visitor dogs like family. Because they are family to us. And anyone who knows us also knows that keeping our dogs safe and secure is priority number one. This is why we have a securely fenced area behind our house for all the dogs to play, hang out and take care of business. We also have a four foot fence surrounding the west/lower portion of our property. This includes gates at both driveways that are closed unless people are arriving or departing.

When it comes to walking dogs, we also add in additional security measures to keep dogs safely secured on leash. The level of security we add depends upon the dogs. The video here shows how we address security for our visiting dogs: who are new to us;  who we know to be somewhat skittish or fearful; who have a high prey drive; or any others we feel have an added need for a higher level of security.

Additional Related Articles


Upcoming Classes in Southwest Littleton Area
  • Puppy Preschool:  open enrollment on Sundays and Wednesdays
  • Puppy Recess:  Most Sundays noon to 1 pm
  • Basic Training:  new classes start Sunday 3/15 & Wednesday 3/11
  • Get Fit:  new classes start Sunday 3/22
  • The Nose Knows: new class starts Sunday 3/22
  • Juvenile Delinquents:  new classes start Sunday 3/22 & Thursday 3/19
Upcoming Classes in Castle Rock/Sedalia
  • Puppy Preschool: new class starts Saturday, 3/28
  • Basic Training: new class starts Saturday, 3/28
  • Juvenile Delinquents: new class starts Wednesday, 3/18
Zuzu is so excited about our indoor training and play area that she put this video together to persuade all of her current and future boarding buddies to schedule stays.

The “Kids”

Zuzu (Greyhound) and Romeo (Vizsla): Social directors, personal trainers, and chief protectors from the bunny invaders. 

Wife & Husband

Sue Brown, behavior consultant, dog trainer and writer extraordinaire and Ed Soehnel, product and farm manager grunt.
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