|Sent on:||Friday, November 25, 2011 11:50 AM|
Good morning and happy Black Friday, everyone!
Hoping you all had a great and happy Thanksgiving! In lieu of our rapidly expanding club membership and the popularity of our events, this is a Safety Notice reiterating proper etiquette and safety at NEBBC events. If you attend or plan to attend any future NEBBC events, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:
DO NOT drop or remove your dog's leash no matter how well-trained they are. (This is for safety AND to keep us in compliance with local leash laws.)
DO NOT let your dog "sneak up" on an unsuspecting one. There are many dogs who attend our events, and they all have varying degrees of socialization skills. ASK before you let your dog greet another dog.
If you bring children to our events, they must be well-behaved and unequivocally reliable in asking if it is OK to pet/approach a dog. The question needs to be asked BEFORE approaching the dog, not while they are reaching out to pet it. This is not meant to sound harsh: this is meant to keep everyone safe at our events, especially children.
REMEMBER poop bags!
DO NOT let leashes get tangled together. No matter how friendly two dogs are, this is a little like tying two dogs together in a knot and asking them not get in a fight. Avoid leashes getting tangled.
It is very important that you maintain control of your dog(s) at all times. This means your primary focus needs to be your dog. Of course we want everyone to have fun and be social, but our first priority is always going to be safety.
We WELCOME dogs that need training at our events, provided they are there to learn, train and work. If you've been avoiding bringing your dog to our events because of behavioral problems, we are here to help.
Cassie-Leigh Stock, ABCDT, President of the NEBBC, owner of Higher Expectations Dog Training & Behavior Modification (http://www.facebook.com/HEDogTraining), certified dog trainer at [masked] or [address removed]
Barbara Jean Crehan, NEBBC-endorsed dog trainer and owner of Really Special Animals (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Really-Special-Animals/280740845297707) at [masked] or [address removed].
Both provide in-home, private training and address behavioral problems, including dog aggression. Don't hesitate to contact us to make an appointment. We want ALL of you at our events and we can help you make that possible.
Thank you, everyone and we hope to see you soon!
Cassie-Leigh Stock, President, NEBBC