Friday, August 31, 2012

Save the Date for Purr-fect Events for Autumn!



The air is getting crisper and you just might have to put that light jacket on and then it hits you -- autumn is here! For some this means it's time for picking apples and pumpkins and getting ready for Halloween while for others, your main concern is when you can get that Pumpkin Spice coffee you've been craving since last October. No matter how you celebrate the beginning of fall, we want you to know about some fun ways to enjoy this beautful season. Autumn is an exciting time for Morris K9 Campus and we'd love for you and your furry friends to join us! Bring your family including your fun-loving pup to these events for activities ranging from costume contests to hayrides and much more! Come and enjoy the day with us!




PUPTOBERFEST - September 29, 2012
Eleventh Hour Rescue is hosting it's 8th Annual Puptoberfest on Saturday, September 29th at Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna, NJ. The festivities are rain or shine from 11AM - 5PM, complete with shopping, vendors, photos, games and contests throughout the day. Enjoy live music from Frantic Band and visit with WDHA radio station. Your dog can participate in the agility course and a doggy fashion show! Last year, over 4,000 canine-loving friends attended this fun-filled event! All proceeds benefit the Eleventh Hour Rescue and their continued efforts for feline and canine rescue. Morris K9 Campus is a sponsor so come help us support them!


RANDOLPH COUNTRY FAIR - October 6, 2012
The Country Fair is back in town! The Randolph Rotary will host the 5th Annual Randolph Country Fair which will take place October 6th from 11AM - 5PM. This exciting day includes activities such as a community yard sale, food and drinks, hayrides, antique cars, rides vendors and crafters and entertainment throughout the day. This event will be held at the Randolph Township Municipal Complex located at 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ (located across from the Randolph Middle School). Stop by our booth for a visit!

2012 HOWL AND HIKE DOG WALK AND FAMILY FUN DAY - October 14, 2012
Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association will be hosting it's 18th Annual Howl and Hike Dog Walk and Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 14 from 12PM - 4PM at Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna, NJ. Along with the scenic trip around the lake, this entertaining day includes crafts and games for all, the Bow Wow Bazaar with vendor shopping, the Pet-I-Cure Boutique for the Pooch Spa, the Smooch  A Pooch Booth for some doggie kisses and Adoption Alley to meet pets for adoption. Come out and see why Roxbury Township declared October 14, "Noah's Ark Day"!


FALL FESTIVAL: TIPS, TRICKS AND TAILS - October 28, 2012
Save the Date for our Morris K9 Campus Fall Festival: Tips, Tricks and Tails - October 28, 2012 from 12PM - 4PM! There is no fee to enter but we encourage donations of unopened dog and cat food for local shelters.

This exciting afternoon is filled with activities including caricatures, an "Ask the Trainer" Question and Answer session, interactive doggie demos, Canine Good Citizen testing and much more! Have your pup try out our Canine Treadmill while children can participate in Arts and Crafts!

Your canine can be a part of the Wags to Witches K9 Costume Parade! Prizes will be awarded for categories such as Scariest, Funniest, etc.

Some vendors attending include the Wienie Wagon, Conneck-a-pup, Jewels for Life, the Morris Animal Inn Boutique and more! Local Shelters, Noah's Ark, Eleventh Hour, Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter and Randolph Animal Pound will be there with dogs and cats for adoption! Visit Creature Comfort to learn how your dog can become a therapy dog!

Our first 50 guests will receive a Morris K9 Campus Goody Bag, so arrive early! We can't wait to see you there!











Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recognizing Recall



PLAY AND TRAIN AT MORRIS K9 CAMPUS!

Our Play and Train program is designed so that your dog can play the day away while learning new commands and training skills. The only requirement is that your dog has been approved for daycare! Two of our most popular Play and Train skills are loose leash walking and "come" (getting the dog to recall).

  

Cleo and Lauren attention and focus.
 
LOOSE LEASH

There are many important steps that lead to having a dog with good leash skills. First, you want your dog's attention and focus to be on you. In order to accomplish this there are games you can play with your dog, such as name game. All it entails is you getting your dog's attention with the food and saying his/her name as the food follows from your eye line to your dogs.



      
Cleo and Lauren loose leash walking.


    
Next, you want to teach your dog where to walk. You cannot get upset for having a dog that doesn't walk properly if you have never showed them the right way to do it. In order to do this, pick which side (left or right) you would like your dog to walk on. Always practice walking with your dog on that side.



  


"COME"

"Come" is the most important thing you can teach your dog. It is literally a life saver. When teaching "come" you want to make sure your dog is always successful. This means starting off easy. You always want to use an enthusiastic tone! Your dog is not going to want to come to you if you are using the same voice as when he/she gets in trouble. You have to be more exciting than whatever it is you are calling your dog away from.


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 Jack has a great recall in group, this is an advanced skill! 


To inquire more about Play and Train, please call 973.252.5100 or visit our website.  If your dog does not prefer the company of other dogs we offer an alternative Train and Fitness program!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to School: Dog Style




It's that time of year again and there's no use denying it, September is right around the corner. Summer is winding down and we begin to see more and more advertisements for Back to School. While your children (and most adults too) try to pack some final summer activities into the next two weeks, keep in mind that it's time for Sparky to get ready to go back to school as well. Morris K9 Campus offers a variety of training classes for puppies and adult dogs so all members of your family can celebrate their academic achievements this year.


Morris K9 Campus Levels Training is a 4-level obedience training course. Each level introduces new skills for your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more distractions. Training classes begin after an Orientation session with four levels of flexible classes, allowing your pup to learn at his or her own pace while learning new skills.


Training classes this fall begin:
Saturday, 8/25/2012, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- Click here to enroll!

Thursday, 9/6/2012, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Click here to enroll!

Tuesday, 9/18/2012, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM -- Click here to enroll!



Morris K9 Campus also offers Daytime Classes and Orientations as well to utilize time with your dog while kids are in school.

All classes take place at Morris K9 Campus located at 1 Aspen Drive, Randolph, NJ.
Please contact (973) 252-5100 for information on these classes.


Learning Has Never Been So Much Fun!





Thursday, August 2, 2012

ALLIE FINISHED HER BOOT CAMP CLASS BUT SHE IS STILL ON OUR MINDS

It's been a week since we've said goodbye to Allie and we miss her already. She is still looking for her forever home. Who wouldn't want a dog that:
  • Can sit and down stay
    Loose leash exercises with Allie.
    
  • Has a great recall or "come"
  • Walks calmly on a leash
  • Works for toys and food
  • Could be a cool agility dog
  • Loves everyone
  • Gets along with other dogs
We really think Allie is a catch and so should you! For anyone or family that adopts Allie, Morris K9 Campus will be donating a free 2-Month Pet Training Membership (a $199 value) to acclimate Allie into her new life by brushing up and fine tuning all the skills she learned in Boot Camp.
                                                                             
If you are interest in adopting Allie, please call 973-664-0865 or visit Eleventh Hour's website for more information about her.

For more information about Morris K9 Campus pet training program call 973-252-5100 or visit our website by clicking here.

Allie does a fantastic job during her come exercises.