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Happy Dogs Wag Tail to Right

According to a report on the ABC Science website (29/03/2007), dogs wag their tails to the left or right depending on how they’re feeling, Italian researchers say. Tails wag to the right when dogs are happy and see something they want to approach and to the left when they are frightened and confronted with something they want to run away from, say the researchers.

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Parting Thoughts

Sadly a number of Club Members have recently lost their beloved old dogs: Tonto, Dinah, Bess and Taylor. As Puppy Instructor, Liz G., commented in an email, "These times are so sad and hard to deal with. Give all your four legged critters a special hug - we only have them for such a short while!"

Further to Liz’s thoughts, your PawPrints Editor found these quotes on the internet:
 
If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
Marjorie Garber

Dogs' lives are too short.  Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Old Dog, New Trick

My Lab Harry is almost 11 ½ years old. He’s never been a very energetic dog – as I’ve commented to my classes, his heeling in the obedience ring was like dragging around a reluctant sack of potatoes!

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Xmas Fun Day Results

The Club had another great turnout for our end of year Xmas Fun Day on Sunday 13th December 2009. A BIG thanks to Heather Martyn, the Committee, our judges and helpers, and to the Club Members, families and friends who turned up and helped make it another funtastic Fun Day!

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Next Training Date

Sunday 18th August is a Puppy Class Joiner for dogs aged under 6 months. It is also a Promotion Testing morning for the advanced Classes 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 4. 

Final Reminder: Annual Membership Renewal is now due.

Please check the registration & class times AND arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start times.