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Shy Dog class, Agility, Free Practice Class, more!

Once again, I have a boatload of news for you…

In this newsletter:

  • CityDog TopDog voting ends today! (maybe tomorrow)
  • Free Practice Class for past and current students
  • Join the Humane Society’s fight to end Dog-Fighting!
  • New Round of Dog Agility
  • Wallflower Shy Dog class returns!
  • Baby-Proofing Your Dog – workshop
  • Burien classes: Terrier & Puppy

CityDog Magazine TopDog VOTING ENDS TODAY!

If you are willing and able, I’d love your vote of confidence.  Last year, our clients picked Ahimsa as the TopDog and we’d like to have that honor again!  Please vote!    You’ll also have a chance to pick your favorite treats, dog park, groomer, and more.  Thanks in advance! And thanks to those who already voted for Ahimsa!


I’m excited to be able to offer this class to current and former Ahimsa students. It’s totally free, no strings, and you just show up and bring your shot records. (Records needed the first time only). Every Wednesday, starting August 8th, 6-7 p.m. (see the schedule for skip dates). You can practice whatever you want, and Rachel, who is studying to be a trainer and took her first puppy class at Ahimsa a very long time ago, will be there to answer your questions.  I’m hoping to take advantage of it myself, with Peanut.  I’m looking forward to the chance to practice his training around other dogs.  If you’re taking the Canine Good Citizen Test, this would be a great way to prepare! (Next CGC test is on Labor Day, 9/3, 7:30 p.m. – sign up at


Finally, somebody’s doing something about this terribly violent "sport."  Brenda Barnette, Chief Executive Officer for the Seattle Humane Society (in Bellevue) will be holding a press conference / community meeting to announce their plan to help end dog fighting in King County. “We have a responsibility to our children and the animals to hold criminals accountable for their decisions,” says Ms. Barnette. “The Seattle Humane Society will take a big step towards helping to end this cycle of abuse.” Meeting is today (July 31) at 11 a.m. in their auditorium at 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue.


We’ve got new Puppy Pre-Agility, Agility One, and Agility Two classes. Thursday daytime classes and Sunday afternoon/early evening available. Sign up at


If you have a dog that’s shy around people or dogs, this class is for you!  Learn how to boost your dog’s confidence.  If you’ve taken the Fraidy Dog workshop, some of the material will be familiar, but you’ll get to see it in action in this 4 session class.  No dogs in the first session.  The remaining 3 sessions are working sessions for you and your dog.  Next class starts August 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read the class description for the Shy/Fearful Dog Class


Expecting a new baby? Or have a puppy and think you may want a baby someday?  Now is the time to get your dog comfortable with the various baby equipment and get information on how to make a smooth transition.  Workshop by Mireille, who will be bringing in some of her own baby gear.  August 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Bring your dog.  Sign up at


Jennifer will be teaching her popular Terrier-rific Basic Manners class, for Terriers under 30 pounds, in Burien starting on August 11th, 5-6 p.m. We’ve also added another puppy class in Burien, because the other one filled up so quickly.  This rolling admission puppy class will be on Saturdays at 3:45 p.m., starting August 11.