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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 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!