Ernie makes history with Canine Connection as the first puppy to earn his S.T.A.R. Puppy certification, only the second puppy in Dubuque to earn this recognition, according to the AKC. Congratulations Ernie and owners, Jim and Linda Sorensen!
Volunteers needed for August 7 "Dog Day" at the Farmer's Market in downtown Dubuque - show off your dog's clicker training! Contact Canine Connection LLC for more information.
I was contacted by Dubuque Main Street for an interview, which I had this morning. The intern who interviewed me will be writing an article to be published in the Dubuque Main Street newsletter. Dubuque Main Street is a non-profit urban development organization with a mission of revitalizing downtown Dubuque and promoting the downtown in a positive manner. The Main Street program was formed in 1984; Dubuque was one of seven pilot cities chosen in 1985 by the National Trust's Demonstration Program for the Urban Main Street Program.
I had the privilege of speaking to another epilepsy support group this week. Paws with a Cause provides seizure response dogs as well as other types of assistance dogs to qualified applicants across the country. As a Field Representative for Paws With a Cause I am responsible for in-home training and assessments for certification and re-certification of dog-handler teams, as well as oversight of foster puppy care, presentations and needs assessments of new applicants. For more information on assistance dogs and to obtain an application, contact Paws with a Cause at 800-253-7297 or request information online at http://www.pawswithacause.org/contact.asp.
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