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Freddie's Place has added The Sunday night Dog Trick Contest to their already fun line-up. If you've never been there, they are extremely dog AND kid friendly (in fact they just added a cool playhouse to keep the kids occupied)... they have great burgers and their margaritas are, well, I'll let you be the judge of that!

Every Sunday at 3:30pm
Grand Prize for the dog that performs the best trick
Prizes will also be awarded to the following:
*Ugliest Dog
*Largest Dog
*Smallest Dog
*Hairest Dog
*Laziest Dog
*Owner look alike
*Best Haircut
*and the list goes on.....

Freddie's Place
1703 S. First Street


Help with doggie demos - May 9, 2008

Rowe Lane Elementary School in Pflugerville is having their field day for the kids on May 9. The theme is going to be "The Dog Days of Summer". As part of the activities the coach has planned to have doggie sports and activities demos for the kids and then they will get to do human versions of what the dogs do! It should be really cool for the kids.

What they need is people willing to come out that day (morning and afternoon sessions) to show off what their dogs can do. It's an opportunity for you to help kids get excited about doing things with their own dogs and you get a chance to practice in a new setting with new distractions. If you have the time and kid friendly dogs, please let me know. Kim Donnell 990-2016 or kim@waggin-tails. com.

Your dogs and/or routines do NOT have to be amazing. These are kids and will enjoy anything the dogs can do. Please consider even if you are fairly inexperienced. Kids are aware that it takes time to learn new skills and might be inspired by adults that are just learning how to do something new.

Police dogs - are already scheduled.

Agility - is already scheduled but we need agility dogs to come showoff. Waggin' Tails will be bringing equipment and setting up so we need some dogs to come show their stuff.

Flyball - I'm not actually sure if they already have a group commited to setting up and running this? It would be cool though.

Disc dogs - I know she has not found anyone willing to do this yet.  Anyone (from a group or not) that can come fly discs at their dogs let me know!

Freestyle - She really really wants this and has not heard from anyone local yet. There are two people from Dallas that is willing to come down for a couple hours but they want to get paid for the trip. It is a school and that would be hard for them. They are considering it but I think a local group would be better.

Any other doggie activity that would seem appropriate for this event would be great. Please let me know soon if you are interested in helping out. They are trying to get commitments by next week so they can make plans.

Let me know if you think you can help out.


Fw: Dog friendly Movies in the Park! on May 10th - looking for silly

http://www.austinpa rks.org/moviesin thepark.html

Just letting you know about Austin Parks Foundation's Movies in thePark with a true canine theme on Sat, May 10th. Best of all it's free. We're looking for some great contestants for our silly pet tricks contests as part of our pre-show entertainment, so if your pooch knows a trick or two, come on out to Republic Square on Sat evening, May 10th, 2008!

-- Charlie McCabe, Austin Parks Foundation

Dog friendly Movies in the Park!

Best in Show plus doggie pre-show entertainment marks the return ofMovies in the Park to Republic Square on Saturday, May 10th.

Contact: Charlie McCabe, Austin Parks Foundation, 512.477.1566 or cmccabe@austinparks .org

Movies in the Park returns to Republic Square on Saturday, May10* with a screening of “Best in Show” a humorous look at the world
of dog shows, directed by Christopher Guest. Thanks to the generous support of Lofty Dog ,2nd Street District, AMLI on 2nd, and AMLI Downtown
we’re pleased to screen this movie free of charge at downtown’s Republic Square, located at 5th, Guadalupe, 4th and San Antonio Sts.

But that’s not all! The movie will begin at dusk (about 9 pm) and from 7-9 pm, we’ll have a lot of fun entertainment for you and your canine friends at Republic Square. Included in the pre-show antics are:

- A dog agility course demonstration
- A mini dog training class
- Silly Pet Tricks contests (with the audience voting who’s the best!)
- Information and samples from Emancipet, Lofty Dog, 2nd Street District, ALMI’s downtown city apartments, Eagle Pack Holistic Select, the Austin Parks Foundation and the City of Austin Scoop the Poop program.

So, grab your blanket, your dog on a leash and your family and friends and join us when Republic Square and Movies in the Park truly go to the dogs!

Movies in the Park with “Best in Show” on May 10th is sponsored by Lofty Dog, 2nd Street District AMLI on 2nd, and AMLI Downtown.
Thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse, The Austin Parks and Recreation Dept, The Downtown Austin Alliance and Austin Outhouse for their great support.

*-Rain-date for the movie is Wednesday, May 14th.

1st Annual South Austin Rescue Rescue May 10th

Live Music + Dog Friendly Event + Benefitting Multiple Rescues!!!

Come on by The 1st Annual South Austin Rescue Rescue and support your favorite organization! 7 local rescues will be "competing" in a friendly
race to see which rescue can bring in the most donations! The "winning" rescue will take home 180 lbs. of Nature's Variety dog food, Free
business cards from Insty-Prints, Training for foster dogs from The Furr Factor, Vet Services from Ben White Pet Hospital, and MUCH more! ALL of
the rescues will take home their share of 10% of sales from The Furr Factor, 10% of sales from Fair Bean Coffee, 5% of sales from Southside
Bike Shop, priofits from Amy's Ice Cream, raffle proceeds, and donations from SHINE!! Adopotable dogs will be on site - if you are interested in
adopting a dog contact these organizations and fill out an application!  There will be live music from Tyler Jordan, Eddy Highway, and Tracy
Conover throughout the event and it's all FREE!!

Dogs on leash are welcome of course !

Where: The Furr Factor Parking Lot - 2210 S. 1st between Oltorf & Live Oak - 512-502-5750 www.thefurrfactor. com <http://www.thefurrf actor.com>

When: Saturday, May 10th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Benefitting: Austin Dog Rescue, Austin Boxer Rescue, Central Texas Pug Rescue, PAWS of Austin, Greyhound Rescue Austin, Austin German Shepard
Rescue, Small Chance Rescue, Emancipet

Sponsored By: The Furr Factor, Fair Bean Coffee, Nature's Variety, BenWhite Pet Hospital, Rockin Tomato, Amy's Ice Cream, Southside Bike Shop,
Workshop Fitness, SHINE, The Onion, The Austin Chronicle, Dirty Dog,Insty-Prints

Doggy Yard Sale

Buddys Chance, LLC" Cara@buddysChance.com   buddyschancellc

We are clearing out inventory in our retail section! We're holding a yard sale at our Austin Dog Training Facility to clear out excess inventory of
collars, leashes, calming caps, gentle leaders, dog back packs, treats, treat and train machines, used dog crates, and more. Most of the items are
brand new - a few things may be used. All are marked down from the original prices! The yard sale will be on Sunday May 18th from 12-4 pm. For
directions, visit http://www.buddysch ance.com/ Directionstothet rainingcenter. html . Please feel free to cross post!

Cara Vacchiano, JD, CPDT, CAP1
Buddy's Chance, LLC
Member, Board of Directors for the CCPDT
Austin, Texas
www.buddyschance. com
512-343-8100 or 512-636-3793


Austin Canine Central - New Classes Forming Now

Austin Canine Central has several great classes starting! Check them out:

May 7th: Beginning Conformation, 8:00 p.m. Looking to compete in the breed ring? Don't know how to get started? Check out ACC's great class to show you all of the ropes. How to enter, what to wear, and how to show your dog to the winner's circle.

May 13th: Beyond Basic, 7:00 p.m. So you graduated from Puppy or Basic but want more reinforcement or steps toward formal competition into Novice or Intermediate? Check out this great class to cross that bridge and polish those fundamentals.

May 15th: Introduction to Rally, 8:00 p.m. Need to spice up your training and earn titles as well? Check out Rally! It's a great way to add fun exercises into your heeling routine.

May 15th: Positively Basic, 7:00 p.m. This is a GREAT class for folks who want to include house manners as well as a great foundation for obedience training.

May 16th: Obedience for Agility, 8:00 p.m.Thinking of agility? Get a super head start with a class that introduces you and your dog to the concepts of obstacles, heeling on both sides of the handler (that's you) and lots of other great training tips.

Classes do have a maximum enrollment cap to ensure that everyone gets great help and attention. Please sign up early. :)

Call us at Austin Canine Central: 512.458.8800 

Perception Modification Workshop

Dates: June 9 and 10, 2008
Times: 10-5
Location: Cedar Park, Texas

Topic: Using SATS Bridge and Target to Modify an animal's perception
and thereby it's behavior. Focus - fears and aggression

For more info: http://synalia. com/sats- in-austin- 2008/
or e-mail: cheriv@austin. rr.com



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