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Your Dog and a Tennis Vacation…

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

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Topnotch Resort’s popular Serve, Fetch, Love package returns this summer to the delight of dogs and their humans. As the resort’s six outdoor courts open for the season, guests and their four-legged family members are invited to practice their tennis skills. After perfecting their game, owners and their pups can indulge in special spa treatments from June to October.

The Serve, Fetch, Love package includes pet-friendly luxury accommodations, a choice of a one-hour private tennis lesson or 1.5 hours of court time per adult/per stay, one 25-minute in-room spa treatment for canine guest per stay, $50 spa credit per stay to be used toward services with a value of $100 or more, and a take-home tote bag with homemade dog cookies and tennis balls for Fido.

Rates start at $309 per night, based on double occupancy. Two-night stay minimum. Pet fee is included in price. The package is valid for travel from June 1 through October 9, 2017. Additional tennis services can be purchased a la carte. Offer is subject to availability.

The Tennis Center at Topnotch, an official partner of Adidas, is open year-round featuring four indoor hard courts and six outdoor courts, each with stunning views of the surrounding Green Mountains. The resort’s top rated Tennis Academy offers more than 30 programs for all ages and levels of play, including a full lineup of lessons, clinics, private instruction, and more, led by experienced staff including Tennis Director, Milan Kubala, now entering his 14th summer at Topnotch Resort. Designed to leave guests feeling a sense of achievement and advancement in their game, Topnotch Tennis’ distinctive “Play to Win” teaching philosophy provides students an edge in all three critical areas of tennis – strategy, technique, and footwork.

For more information and reservations at Topnotch Resort, visit www.topnotchresort.com or call 1-800-451-8686. Topnotch Resort is located at 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT.

About Topnotch Resort

Set within 120 acres of woodland at the foot of Mount Mansfield in the village of Stowe, Vermont, Topnotch Resort blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of world-class resort. In 2013, a $15M renovation encompassed all 68 guest rooms, 9,000 square feet of meeting space and added a new concept restaurant, The Roost, to complement the locally sourced, full-service restaurant Flannel. Additional accommodations can be found in a variety of Resort Homes. Amenities at the luxury boutique resort include the 35,000 square foot Topnotch Spa; the Tennis Center with four indoor and six outdoor courts; a state-of-the-art Fitness Center; and water features such as an indoor pool, a whirlpool/Jacuzzi, and two outdoor pools with mountain-views – one of which is heated year-round. Among the outdoor pursuits is cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Owned by MetWest Ventures, Topnotch Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond property.

New Book: Dog Training 101

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

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DOG TRAINING 101 leads dog owners thru everything they need and want to know, like potty training, leash training and behavior problems. Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy to follow step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake.

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and internationally best-selling author. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, kits, and DVDs have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, NBA halftime shows, The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Animal Planet. Kyra is a professional set trainer for movie dogs, and is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. Kyra is CEO of “Do More With Your Dog”! trick dog titling organization; the “National Trick Dog championships”; and Chair of the “Trick Dog Expo”. An avid runner, Kyra competes in 35-mile mountain ultramarathons and enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband on their ranch in California’s Mojave desert. Discover more at DoMoreWithYourDog.com.

DogTV airing adoption show

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

DOGTV, the world’s first and only television network created specifically for dogs, is airing a new show for human viewers, aiming to help dogs in need. The DOGTV “Adoption Show,” which will begin airing on Friday, June 9, is a 15 minute program featuring 10 adoptable dogs per episode from various rescue shelters across the United States, including information on how to adopt them. The show is hosted by actress Maggie Lawson, and features renowned dog trainer Victoria Stillwell, who provides tips on helping adopted dogs cope in their new home. DOGTV will be gifting those who do adopt dogs featured on the program with a DOGTV goodie bag and a special adoption kit with $600 worth of product for their new pup.

The first episode is already available for pre-viewing online at dogtv.com/adopt where viewers can also find information about all of the dogs featured on the “Adoption Show” and how to adopt them. An important component of DOGTV’s adoption initiative will be spreading the word via social media. Be sure to visit facebook.com/dogtv for adoption success stories, tips for adopting dogs and more.

“DOGTV subscribers are passionate about their own pets in addition to the wellbeing of all animals. Launching the ‘Adoption Show’ across our network will inspire this dedicated group to help dogs in need, whether they are adopting a dog themselves, or sharing information on adoptable dogs with their friends,” says Ron Levi, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, DOGTV. “We are looking forward to rewarding those who open their hearts and homes to a rescue dog from our show by offering special adoption kits to help make the transition smooth for both the pet and their owner.

DOGTV has a history of partnering with rescue shelters, providing free DOGTV programming that is scientifically designed to combat dog boredom, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and more, and has been especially helpful with calming shelter dogs and increasing their adoptability. For the “Adoption Show,” DOGTV is partnering with several shelters including the San Francisco SPCA, Chicago Canine Rescue, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and more.

In addition to partnering with rescue shelters, DOGTV has also partnered with several dog-loving brands to support the “Adoption Show” and prep new pet parents who adopt dogs featured on the show with a great care package including a DOGTV goodie bag and the following items:

Find my Pet – A smart real time tracking collar for dogs
Thundershirt – A dog anxiety vest and calming solution, helping millions of dogs
Foscam R2 Indoor Home Camera – A camera that keeps an eye on your dog and allows you to talk to him right from your phone.
G.O.A.T. Smart Pet Speaker – A speaker that plays music for your dog and even takes selfies with him
I and Love and You – 6 bags of food and treats including Naked Essentials Kibble and treats, which are made with real meat and contain no grains, fillers or any artificial ingredients
Three Dog Bakery – All natural dog cookies, including a case of Classic Crèmes Carob with Natural Vanilla Flavor Filling
My Dog Nose it – Sun protection for your dog’s nose
The Secret Language of Dogs – The new book from popular dog trainer and “Adoption Show” regular Victoria Stilwell

DOGTV’s “Adoption Show” will air everywhere DOGTV is available including on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand, DIRECTV, RCN, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, iOS, Android and DOGTV’s Social Media Channels.