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A Howlin’ Good Time River Park off-leash news July 2, 2007 ) ) !!!!! (((((

A Howlin’ Good Time

River Park off-leash news

July 2, 2007

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UPCOMING STUFF Next River Park Clean Up Day Sunday, August 19 9am - 10:30am Join

UPCOMING STUFF

Next River Park Clean Up Day Sunday, August 19 9am - 10:30am

Join us! Bring some gloves and a bag or two and lend a hand to pick up garbage and feces. We’ll concentrate on the east side where the grass is long. Please email Candice at leesmale@telusplanet.net to confirm your attendance.

Farewell to Odin

to confirm your attendance. Farewell to Odin River Park lost another long-time member of our dog

River Park lost another long-time member of our dog circle. Odin Lab passed away, leaving behind his loving owner, Bob and ‘cousin’ Madge. Odin had a suspected tumour and an enlarged heart that was

pressing on his esophagus. Bob made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Odin on June 7.

Lend Your Expertise

Do you have a skill, contacts or knowledge that can further FRPS’ cause? If so, please contact Candice Lee at leesmale@telusplanet.net or call 287-1029. Thanks for your consideration.

Please feel free to share this newsletter with friends. If at any time you no longer wish to receive communication, just let me know.

Candice Lee

287-1029 (home) 703-1671 (cell) leesmale@telusplanet.net

287-1029 (home) 703-1671 (cell) leesmale@telusplanet.net Promotional Items Feedback The Results are in! The
287-1029 (home) 703-1671 (cell) leesmale@telusplanet.net Promotional Items Feedback The Results are in! The
287-1029 (home) 703-1671 (cell) leesmale@telusplanet.net Promotional Items Feedback The Results are in! The

Promotional Items Feedback The Results are in!

The Friends of River Park (FRPS) leadership team asked for your feedback on dog-related promotional items for our park group. Although there are 267 email addresses on our list, only a few people voted for a preferred item. Here’s the feedback:

1. FRPS t-shirt - 5 votes

2. FRPS ball cap - 1 vote

3. Calendar - 5+ votes

4. Off-leash guide book - 12 votes

5. Flashlight - 3 votes

6. Word puzzle fridge magnet - 2 votes

7. Dog collar light - 1 vote

As most of you know, FRPS has been reviewing all of the off-leash parks on the City of Calgary’s website and rating them from a dog owner’s viewpoint. Our intention was to publish an off-leash park

River Park Clean Up

Thanks to 27 Friends of River Park (FRPS) volunteers who picked up garbage and poop on Saturday, June 2.

Scattered throughout the park were a few liquor bottles, beer cans and beer bottles, a towel, a few coffee cups and lids, several chocolate bar wrappers and lots of cigarette butts (toxic to dogs!). In the wetland, we found some large sheets of plastic and a 2’ x 5’ piece of plywood and a plastic sign.

This shows our commitment to being responsible dog owners and to keeping the park clean and gives the park’s competing interest groups very little to complain about.

guide book. Recent voting results and previous feedback indicate we’re on the right track. Proceeding, we hope to have the book finished in time for Christmas.

Some people who bought the two versions of 2007 calendars I created, continue to ask if I will produce one in 2008. Sure, why not? Don’t be shy when you see me coming around with my camera.

FRPS will not produce t-shirts in large quantities. Please let me know if you want one. I have a supplier that will produce any amount for $18.95 each; $12.95 each if the t-shirt is supplied. I’m happy to co-ordinate this, as there’s a great advantage to having more people advertising our cause. Email me if you want to see the design again.

A Heartfelt

TTTTThankhankhankhankhank YYYYYououououou

again. A Heartfelt TTTTThankhankhankhankhank YYYYYououououou Erin asked me to gain your feedback about a good

Erin asked me to gain your feedback about a good veterinarian for their dogs and cat when they moved into Killarny.

She said they were flooded with many responses and would like to pass this message along to everyone:

“My brothers, sister and I would like to thank all of those who emailed mum and dad regarding vet information. We love our new area and our vet is grrrrreat! See you all at River Park!”

Erin, Mike, Jack, Atticus, Scout & Sassy

Much appreciation to all of you who continually pick up extra garbage and feces in River Park. The park is looking very clean. Great work!

you who continually pick up extra garbage and feces in River Park. The park is looking
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Dog Training & Behaviour - Your Book Suggestions

Last month I asked you for your favourite dog-related books. The response was tremendous. Thanks for sharing.

Positive Training “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Positive Dog Training” by Pamela Dennison

Karen Pryor’s Clicker Start-Up Kit” by Karen Pryor.

“Don’t Shoot The Dog” by Karen Pryor

“The Power Of Positive Training” by Pat Miller.

“Beginning Family Dog Training” by Dr. Patricia McConnell.

“How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks” by Dr. Ian Dunbar.

“Understanding And Teaching Self Control” by Suzanne Clothier.

“Visually Train Your Dog” by Unknown

Puppies “How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With” by Clarice Rutherford and David H Neil (MRCVS).

“Before & After You Get Your Puppy” by Dr. Ian Dunbar

“Dummies Guide to Puppies” by Sarah Hodgson

Behaviour “The Truth About Dogs” by Stephen Budiansky

“Calming Signals” by Turid Rugass (book and video)

“Body Posture: Shifting Shapes, Shifting Minds” by Suzanne Clothier

“Dog Language” by Roger Abrantes (encylopedia format)

“Caesar’s Way” by Caesar Milan

Training “Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog, 1st Editionby Carol Lea Benjamin

General “Visiting the Dog Park: Having Fun, Staying Safe: A Dogwise Training Manual” by Cheryl S. Smith

Dog Perception “Culture Clash” by Jeanne Donaldson

“The Other End Of The Leash” by Dr. Patricia McConnell

“Dogs: A New Understanding Of Canine Origin, Behaviour And Evolution” by Ray and Lorena Coppinger

“Evolution Of Canine Social Behaviour” by RogerAbrantes

“The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry Into The Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits And Moral Fiber of Canine Familiaris” by Stephen Budiansky

Aggression MINE!” by Jean Donaldson

“FIGHT” by Jean Donaldson

Dog-dogAggression “Feisty Fido: A Guide for the Leash Aggressive Dog” by Dr. Patricia McConnell

“Canine Aggression Workbook” by James O’Heare

SeparationAnxiety “I’ll Be Home Soon” by Dr. Patricia McConnell

“Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook” by James O’Heare

Dominance “Finding A Balance: Issues Of Power In The Dog/Human Relationship” by Suzanne Clothier. Be the leader without being abusive.

“Dominance Theory And Dogs” by James O’Heare

“Dominance: Fact Or Fiction” by Barry Eaton

“Jelly Bean VS. Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde” by C. W. Meistfield. How harsh dominance and punishment can ruin your dog.

Caring For Your Pet For the Health of It Metal Chain Collar Warning Does your
Caring For Your Pet For the Health of It
Metal Chain Collar Warning
Does your dog
wear a metal chain
collar? If so, please
consider this: they
can pose a real
danger to your pet’s
health, even death.
Chain collars are often used for training
purposes, but should be removed once
the training session is complete.
Chain collars serve no useful purpose
without a leash attached.
Dogs have inadvertently been
strangled when their teeth became
stuck in the metal collar of another dog,
while playing. It is recommended that
your dog always wear a quick release
dog collar made of material that can be
cut in an emergency.
Take this into consideration when your
dog is at the off-leash park, at doggie
daycare or in any play situation. This
also applies to dogs left alone in the
house and car.
Choose a type of collar wisely and
ensure your dog never becomes a
victim of a preventable situation.
 

CLASSIFIEDS

Wicker Dog Bed For a 50 – 70lb dog Email Sarah at sarahlulman@shaw.ca.

Dog Run

A

4-panel chain link fence: 6' x 12',

6'

x 10', 6' x 8', and 6' x 8' which contains

a

gate. Paid $450; asking $350.

Email Dorothy at drcalgary@shaw.ca.

Arthritis Medicine Ginny’s sister’s arthritic dog recently passed away. She has a fair amount of medication left over to sell or give away. Contact Ginny to determine if your dog is taking the same medication. If no one

wants it, it will be given it to the SPCA or

to

ARF. Email Ginny at fredz@telus.net

or ttgcowan@hotmail.com.

 

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