Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our New Training Center

This time Barbara has a really good excuse for not helping us blog or visit yours. She has been very busy and somewhat stressed but it has all worked out just fine.

We jumped in the dog-crate-on-wheels and went for a ride to the dog park. After a good run we made a turn and saw this sign.

What could it mean? Paw In Hand is the name of Barbara's business. She works with dogs and their people in their homes and also teaches group classes for Paws 4Ever and other places. But she wanted her own training center where she could teach lots of people positive reinforcement techniques of dog training.

We were a bit worried when we pulled up next to Max's Dog Wash for as you know, it is not my favorite place. But instead of going into Max's for dog grooming torture we went next door.

Then I saw my dog grooming torture table and got worried since I have been looking a bit tufty and I know that means that Barbara will get out the evil dog grooming torture implements to do bad things to my fur.

It is not another dog grooming torture parlor but instead it is Paw In Hand Dog Training. We now have a nice big room with excellent mats to cushion our feet. There are chairs for the people and toys for us. Ambrose and I hand to sniff it all over to make sure everything is fine.

This is going to be great. Barbara will be teaching her first classes there tonight. Of course I will help her as the demo dog.

It is very exciting to have our own training center. If you are ever near Chapel Hill stop by and visit us. And now that things have settled down we should be able to visit your blogs soon.


BRUTUS said...

How exciting! And Flat Brutus should be there any day to help you christen the new facility :)

Brutus the Frenchie

MurphyDog said...

oh boy!! How very exciting!!

wags, wiggles & congratulations slobbers,


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

I am most impressed, Niamh! And #1 keeps saying she wishes we could go over there as students!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow! Congratulations to Barbara!! That looks like a great place! Can't wait to see some "class photos" and you being a demo dog, Niamh...! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Lorenza said...

Kisses and hugs

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that is so great. Mom must be so excited...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

How exciting for your mom, Niamh!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

OH how exciting! Congratulations!!! PL2 said she wishes she lived by you so she could bring us but we said we would NEVER be naughty with Barbara and Niahm( it might be a different story if Ambrose was there..)

courtenay said...

we got a chance to start our first class at the new school. we had taken a junior puppy class with barbara at APS a while ago and were thrilled to get into a small class in her new Paw in Hand. we are doing well, and really appreciate barbara's attention to detail. it makes learning/remembering so much fun!