Save the Date! Dock Diving Competition

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Save the Date! Dock Diving Competition

Save the Date! This fall we are proud to announce our first ever dock diving competition. We have a 28′ pool with a ramp for plenty of momentum. Please join us on Sunday, November 2nd, from 1:00-3:00pm. In preparation for this event, we will be offering dock diving lessons ($18 for members, $30 for non-members*) every Sunday in October at 1:00pm. Please contact us no later than the previous Friday at 5:00pm using the contact form. Hope to see you there!

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FREE Puppy Seminar

Posted by on Dec 27th, 2011 in Blog, Do More With Your Dog, Dog Training, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Tips, Tricks, Training to Raise the Perfect PupMonthly Every 3rd Sunday from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Puppies Should Be Easy.  (Not) Puppies like children don’t come with a handbook.  So in an effort to unravel some of the myths behind raising a good social puppy, The Dog Knowledge invites you to our upcoming free PUPPY SEMINAR to dispel myths and share our personal experience, opinions and popular research to training a puppy that will become the perfect family companion. THE CRITICAL FIRST 16 WEEKS The first weeks in a puppy’s life are critical in determining the temperament of the dog.  Just like a child, some of the puppy behaviors are inherited; determined by breed, determined by genetics.  However, many of the behaviors are learned.  If the mother is taken away too soon the puppy will not learn proper social behavior.  A good mother and a proper whelping box can teach a puppy the importance of eliminating away from where he eats and sleeps.  This will go a long way to making potty training a breeze.  If the puppy is taken away from his littermates too soon he doesn’t learn to play well with others and such lessons as bite inhibition, etc. Remember, the first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life is similar to the first 5 years of a toddler’s life.  Events that seem insignificant to you may shape your puppy’s personality for years to come.  Dogs think in pictures and a puppy has a clean slate, a blank album.  A few tips and tricks will help you fill your puppy’s mental photo album with positive images. DID YOU KNOW… that if you ring the doorbell and knock on the door every time you arrive home that your puppy will never become a “door rusher” barking his head off every time the doorbell rings? DO YOU UNDERSTAND…why your dog is potentially a threat to the postman?  The answer is simple.  Each time the postman comes to the door to deliver the mail your puppy learns quickly that if he barks he is rewarded by the postman going away.  (Little does he know that the postman goes away regardless.) As the puppy matures, he becomes bolder until maturity catches up with attitude.  And soothing your growling dog is only encouraging him to continue this behavior.  Same with a dog that is afraid of loud noises or thunder.  Soothing him encourages his fear. DO YOU KNOW… what to do in the event that a dog is off leash and running toward you and your dog?  If there is not the threat of traffic you should drop the leash to minimize aggression.  Often by dropping the leash you can avoid conflict. DID YOU KNOW... that you should never use a collar with a plastic clasp to walk your dog?  Only a collar with a buckle or a slip leash.  Plastic clasp collars should only be used for identification purposes. DID YOU KNOW… that a harness only encourages your puppy to pull?  All pulling dogs such as huskies, work dogs, cart dogs etc. use harnesses.  If you want to teach your puppy not to pull you should introduce him to a slip leash. DID YOU KNOW... that there are 100’s of things you can do with your puppy the first 6 months of his...

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Dog Knowledge Video

Posted by on Dec 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Do More With Your Dog, Dog Training, Photos, Press, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Check out our new video from our one year anniversary celebration last month! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE...

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FREE Goodie Bags For Tomorrow’s Big Event!

Posted by on Nov 4th, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Check out the awesome goodie bags that we will be giving away at our event tomorrow…. EACH BAG WILL INCLUDE: FREE Rita’s Italian Ice Voucher Taste of the Wild Dog Food Sample Bag Bright Bites Dental Treat Barbara’s Canine Cafe Treats and Coupon 7 Day Fitness Pass from the YWCA Free Teeth Whitening and Coupon from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte Bring Fido Bumper Sticker and Coupon Charlotte Magazine Pet Issue and BOB Awards Little Black Book Dog Knowledge Clicker PLUS….lots of free goodies from our 15+ vendors! Click here to see more details about the...

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Silent Auction Items For One Year Anniversary Celebration – THIS SATURDAY!

Posted by on Nov 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Here are the products and services that will be available at our silent auction this Saturday, November 5th.  All proceeds will go to Green Acres Animal Rescue.  Thank you to all who donated for this!   The Dog Knowledge 3 Week Training Package Value of $1495 (minimum bid of $500)   Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte $1000 Savings Certificate for Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment from choice of: Invisalign, Six Month Smiles cosmetic high speed orthodontics, or Porcelain veneers (Smile Design of a minimum of 6 teeth) (minimum bid of $100)   Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte Ultimate Whitening Package Value of $790 Includes Zoom whitening and at-home tray whitening. (minimum bid of $100)   Cotswold Animal Hospital Annual Wellness Package Value of $800 – includes year supply of heartworm/flea/tick preventative, exam, vaccinations, fecal test, heartworm test, dental cleaning and oral health exam. (minimum bid of $350)   Donna Foster Photography Portrait Session For You And Your Pet In Our Garden Studio Includes consultation appointment, portrait session, proof presentation and print credit. Value of $325 (minimum bid of $150)   Metro Fitness Club 3 Month Club Membership Value of $285 Full use of gym and amenities (minimum bid $50) 3 Month UNLIMITED Club Membership Value of $585 Full club access – gym, amenities, and all classes (minimum bid of $75)   Wells Fargo Championship 2 Weekly Ticket Booklets Value of $280 Access to the grounds for all 7 days of the Wells Fargo Championship (minimum bid of $50)   Paul Simon Co. $250 Gift Certificate for 2 custom shirts (minimum bid $50)   Brain Balance of Charlotte Sensory, Motor, Behavioral and Cognitive Assessment (approx. 4 hours in 2 hour increments) plus a report of findings for a child with ad/hd, a learning disability, autism or other neurobehavioral disorder. Value $295 (minimum bid $50)   Hope Family Wines Case of Liberty School and Candor Wines Value of $200 (minimum bid $50)   Taylor Global 3 bottles of Crown Royal (Extra Rare, Reserve & Black) Value of $190 (minimum bid $50)   Trudi Norris Tulips With Bosc Pear Painting 12×16  with Gold Accents Value of $200 (minimum bid of $75)   Turq Jewelry Necklace Value of $90 (minimum bid of $40)   Monkey Joes Birthday Party Includes 8 kids, drinks, paper products, balloons, Party Pro, set-up/clean-up. Value of $169.00 (minimum of $40)   Stomp Chomp and Roll $25 Gift Certificate to The Pizza Peel, Mama Fu’s, The Flying Biscuit, Moe’s or Monkey Joes (minimum bid $10)   Charlotte Fire Department Lunch at Fire Station #15 Located in East Charlotte – Busiest Fire House on East Coast! (minimum bid...

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Thank You To Our Sponsors & Vendors

Posted by on Oct 24th, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

We would like to thank the following companies for being sponsors/vendors at our event, Saturday, November 5th • 11:00am-3:00pm • FREE!  Open To Public Get here early!  The first 500 will receive an awesome Dog Knowledge goodie bag filled with hundreds of dollars of gifts, giveaways and...

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Posted by on Oct 6th, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Join us for this awesome event (near the Panthers stadium) on Saturday, October 22nd.  Be sure to stop by The Dog Knowledge booth and say hello!

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Posted by on Oct 3rd, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments


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