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NY: Puppy Manners Class at Downtown Doghouse

Monday, March 19th, 2012

All dog owners face challenges, particularly when their new dog is a young puppy. Stacy Alldredge will help owners face those challenges in her Puppy Manners Class, which will be held at Downtown Doghouse on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7PM.

“We are stylists, but we are frequently asked for advice about housebreaking, crate training, obedience, chewing­ you name it.” Nancy Chinchar, owner of Downtown Doghouse, explained. “We see many first time dog owners with their new puppies and they are overwhelmed. I want to help them get some relief.” Stacy Alldredge was also aware of the need for good puppy-raising advice. “There are often more issues with puppy-raising than new dog owners anticipate. Sometimes people who are trying to train their pups on their own run into problem areas. I wanted to offer new dog owners real life strategies and answers to how to get their dog to be well-mannered and happy.” She stated.

The class will be offered at 7PM on Tuesday, March 27th. It will cover nipping, chewing, jumping, preventing aggression and anxiety, housetraining ­ from crate to freedom, diet and exercise, and the misuse of corrections. There will be significant time allotted for questions and answers. Attendance at the seminar will be limited to 10 people (and their social dogs) so that each student can obtain the personal attention his situation requires. The cost for attending the class is $55

Downtown Doghouse is located at 168 Ninth Ave, New York, NY, 10011. 212.924.5300. Downtown Doghouse, Pet Salon & Boutique offers spa style
grooming for cats and dogs, handstripping and unique pet accessories. Downtown Doghouse has been featured on Anderson and in such publications as Gotham Magazine and New York Magazine. They can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, or at .

Top 200 Places: Lake Champlain Ferries in VT and NY

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Lake Champlain Ferries
King Street Dock
Vermont 05401

Leashed dogs of all sizes are allowed on the Lake Champlain Ferry crossing that travels between New York and Vermont. Ferry schedules changes constantly so please confirm the time of your voyage.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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Westminster Dog Show: Alaskan Therapy Dog in Westminster Show

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Nami, a Shiba Inu, from Anchorage, Alaska has worked as a therapy dog by visiting rehabilitation centers. Nami has provided assistance and guidance to his owners, Dwane, Susan, and Jenny Anderson and the rest of their loving family.

· Nami is a Canine Good Citizen Dog
· Will enter her first agility trial this spring
· The 12 Shiba Inu to attain the Rally Excellent Title