Announcements

Wednesday February 21, 2024

The Ann Arbor Dog Training Club on North Territorial in Whitmore Lake is hosting a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) practice and test in the next couple of weeks. Here is the information in case you are interested:

The Canine Good Citizen, aka CGC, practice will be held in rooms 1 and 2 of the Wight Building at 7:00 PM on Monday, Feb 26.  The test will be the following Monday, March 4, also at 7:00.  Registration is at the door, beginning at 6:45 each evening.  The charge is $10 per session.    The AKC will have a $12 charge to receive the CGC certificate only, payable to the AKC when you send them your completed form.  If you wish the CGC title, which allows you to put CGC after your dog’s name, the charge is $20.  Every dog will have a chance to show his/her good citizenship on a first come/ first served basis.
  If you are certain that your dog is ready for the test, you can skip the practice and come for the test only.  However, the practice is really useful to find things that need only a little training to pass the test the following week.
The CGC test is open to all pups and dogs.  Bring your dog on a buckle collar and short leash (6 ft leash is ideal).  Martingale collars and non-restrictive harnesses are also allowed.  Pinch and shock collars and harnesses that restrict the dogs motion are not.  Treats and toys are allowed at the practice, but not at the test.
For more information about the components of the test, click here.

Thursday February 15, 2024

We got a couple of inches of snow this morning and Terri has decided to cancel all of her lessons and classes.

Tuesday January 30, 2024

There are still a lot of spaces left in the Puppy Kindergarden class scheduled to start next week. See the link below in the Friday announcement to sign up. Puppies need to be < 5 months old.
10:30 AM: The snow is falling fast and furious. Adele’s morning classes are canceled. We will update here in the early afternoon about whether or not afternoon and evening classes and lessons will happen. Mother Nature has certainly been against Tuesday training this month!

Friday January 26, 2024

Adele’s February Household Manners and Puppy Kindergarden classes are available for sign up on Coursestorm. The classes are scheduled to start on February 5, 2024, with the caveat that the previous classes, delayed by bad weather, must finish on January 29. If bad luck means another delay, Adele will contact you before February 5.

The worst of the ice is gone, hurray, so weekend activities are a go. 

Thursday January 25, 2024

The Great Northfield Ice Flow looks pretty similar to yesterday this morning – i.e., too icy for human and dog safety – so we continue to be closed for activity. Please let your instructor know that you have seen this message. Any canceled classes will be extended another week to make up for the cancelation.

Wednesday January 24, 2024

While there has been significant improvement in the Great Northfield Ice Flow since yesterday morning, it is still too thick for safety, so we continue to be closed for activity. Please let your instructor know that you have seen this message. Any canceled classes will be extended another week to make up for the cancelation.

Tuesday January 23, 2024

The overnight weather conditions have turned the driveway, parking lot and most likely Ellsworth Rd. into a skating rink, so we will be closed for ALL activities (classes, lessons, floor time) until we have sufficient melting for it to be safe for humans and dogs. Please let your instructor know that you have seen this message. Any canceled classes will be extended another week to make up for the cancelation.

Monday January 22, 2024

Rita has canceled her evening class due to the expected freezing rain.
Adele is going on with her afternoon classes.
Adele decided to cancel her 6:30 class.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

All classes and lessons canceled.  An extra week will be tacked on to the classes to make up for the cancelation. 

Thursday January 18, 2024

We had a couple more inches of light fluffy snow overnight. We are not getting it plowed. Ellsworth Rd is snow-covered.
We are going ahead with the obedience match today. If you need to cancel, please go to the sign up sheet if before 11:30 AM or contact Adele via Facebook Messenger if later than that.

Terri’s lessons and classes will go on as scheduled.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Please see the sign up sheet for more info about the status of 1/18 obedience match. 

Tuesday January 16, 2024

All classes and lessons canceled due to extreme cold and the condition of Ellsworth Rd. An extra week will be tacked on to the classes to make up for the cancelation. 

Monday January 15, 2024

All classes and lessons canceled due to extreme cold and the condition of Ellsworth Rd.  An extra week will be tacked on to the classes to make up for the cancelation.