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News, Events & Information - 2006 Archive

December 2006  

Wishing you all very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Don't make those pressies too easy to unwrap, your dogs will love the challenge of opening them (keeping an eye on what they should be eating of course). For some extra special Christmas treats for your dog, while not take a quick look at our Online Shop.

Feel free to contact us with any queries, but bear in mind that our offices will be closed from 22nd December 2006 through to 3rd January 2007.

All the best, from all at Tricks 4 Treats.

December 2006  

Do you know of a hall or field?

Due to high demand of our classes we are looking to expand. If you know of any Community Centre's, Social Clubs or Village Halls that might accommodate Pet Dog Training, please let us know.

We are also looking for a field to rent or purchase to allow us to run fun agility classes. Do you know of anywhere? Please let us know.

23rd November 2006  

Congratulations to Amanda and Taya

We are pleased to announce that Taya, a 6 month Dobermann who attended our Novice Course has recently won 1st place out of 21 entries in Minor Puppy Group, she has now qualified for Crufts '07.

6th November 2006   On Monday, 6 November, the Animal Welfare Bill completed its final stage in parliament.
Once it comes into force in England and Wales next year, the Animal Welfare Act will require that owners and keepers meet their animals' basic needs. These include:
  • A proper diet (including water).
  • Somewhere suitable to live.
  • Any need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals.
  • Allowing animals to express normal behaviour.
  • Protection from, and treatment of, illness and injury.

More information can be found on the RSPCA site.

31st October 2006   The Tricks 4 Treats Online Shop has changed its name to Your Dogs Needs.
The shop (still part of Tricks 4 Treats) now includes even more products, advice from Tricks 4 Treats trainers, additional features and a local delivery option.
Online Shop
12th October 2006   MPs Condemn Electric Shock Collars - The Kennel Club demonstrated to MPs and delegates the  electric shock collar and there was unanimous agreement that the electric shock collar was not only painful but was also cruel and unnecessary.
More info
1st October 2006   Electric Shock Collars - Please join the Kennel Club in calling upon the Government to introduce an outright ban on this barbaric method of training dogs. Download the poster and a postcard to send to your MP from the Kennel Club web site.
6th August 2006  

Margaret Green Foundation Trust Dog Show and Family Fun Day on Sunday 6th August, 11 am - 4:30 pm at Church Knowle near Corfe Castle, Dorset.

Entry £1.50 adult, 50p child (up to 12 years).

Attractions include: Pedigree & Novelty Dog Classes, Plant Stall, Kids Play Zone, Refreshments & BBQ, Classic Cars.

MGFT Dog Show Leaflet MGFT Web Site
5th August 2006  

Wag & Bone Show on Saturday 5th August. Attractions include: Games Zone (the canine equivalent of Alton Towers), Essex Dog Display Team, Barbara Sykes Sheepdog experience, Be a record breaker (take part in the Super Sit world record), Brilliant demos from wonderful charities like Hearing Dogs, Agility and Flyball from the Rescue Dogs Teams and much more.

For more information:

Wag & Bone Show web site

25th June 2006  

Companion dog show and Picnic in the Park on Sunday 25th June at Queens Park, Bournemouth. Tricks 4 Treats will be running a fun dog show to help raise money for QPIPS (Queens Park Improvement and Protection Society).

Registration for all categories will be at 1pm onwards at the judges ’station. £2 per category for first entry, £1 per category for further entries. All proceeds go to ‘Queens Park Improvement & Protection Society’.

The categories are: Best 6 legs, Best Veteran (10 years +), Best Young Handler (8-14 years), Dog with Waggiest tail, Dog most like its’ owner, Best Crossbreed, Best Rescue, Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch and Best in Show.

As well as the dog show there is also a treasure hunt, tug o' war, live dancing and music, birds of prey, model boats, hot food and snacks, beer tent and lots more.

For more information:

QPIPS web site
June 2006   New Tricks 4 Treats web site goes live.
    Tricks 4 Treats Online store for Training Aids is open.
April 2006   Staring on 18th April we will be starting Intermediate classes at Bearwood Community Center. Contact us to book a place