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News and Information
23rd December 2010  

Merry Christmas from Tricks 4 Treats

A very merry Christmas from all at Tricks 4 Treats and a very Happy New Year.

Tricks 4 Treats will be back to business as of Tuesday 4th January 2011.

2nd December 2010  

Novice Classes Postponed Tonight

Because of the snow, ice and slippery surfaces today, 2nd December 2010, we have decided to postpone all the Novice classes for this week and will continue courses next week on 9th December 2010.

27th November 2010  

Friends of Wessex Assisting Dogs Christmas Fair

Time: 11:30 am until 3:00 pm
Venue: Moose Hall, Jolliffe Road, Poole

Grand opening by the Mayor of Poole. Free Entry.

Face painting, jewellery, tombola, Christmas gifts and cards, books, cakes and dog toys to buy.

Refreshments available.

Come and meet the dogs and support Friends of Wessex Assisting Dogs.

Tricks 4 Treats will be there, so feel free to come and say hello.

11th November 2010  

Kissy the Griffon Bruxellois Missing at Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Kissy is a black adult female Griffon Bruxellois.

Missing from Meyrick Park, Bournemouth and was last seen running towards Wimborne Road on Wednesday, 10th November 2010.

UPDATE: Kissy has been found safe and well

3rd November 2010  

Spike the Rhodesian Ridgeback Missing in the Sandford Area

Spike is a reddish/brown adult male Rhodesian Ridgeback.

He bolted from a caravan park in Sandford on Saturday, 30th October 2010 and was hit by a car and has bolted and not be seen since. Owners live in kent so we need local help.

UPDATE: Spike has been found

Spike made his way back to the campsite where he was last with his owners. The campsite people took him in and called the owners. He was limping, lost weight and had sore feet, but OK.

28th October 2010  

Congratulations to Dog Walkers Action Group (Hamworthy Park)

Eight individuals or organisations were highly commended and received certificates from the Mayor of Poole for their voluntary efforts or work ‘above and beyond the call of duty’. at a presentation of the John Jay Shield Awards.

One of those organisation was DWAG, Dog Walkers Action Group at Hamworthy Park.

Please see the DWAG web site for more information about them and the DWAG news page for details on the certificate awarded.

1st July 2010  

Lost Lurcher near Poole Harbour

Zulu is a neutered, micro chipped grey brindle adult male who has gone missing since Monday 21st June 2010 from the banks of the River Piddle, Poole Harbour.  He is a much loved and well cared for pet.  A reward for information and leading to his safe return is offered.

Please contact (01929) 555224 or 07768 596665.

For more information and a poster of Zulu for further distribution, or clarification of how he looks, please go to the DogLost site:

31st May 2010  

Lost Jack Russell Terrier

Lost Jack Russel TerriorThis is a little wire haired tri-coloured, male JRT, approximately aged between 2-4yrs old, wearing a brown studded leather harness (shown below) and was involved in an road traffic accident at Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone on Monday 24th May 2010 at 0800hrs. The dog was taken to Walton Lodge Veterinary Centre and is currently receiving treatment for fracture to his right front leg.

HarnessAnimal Welfare Officers from Environmental & Consumer Protection have been trying to trace the owners of the JRT since Monday 24th May, but to no avail. If you are the owner or know of this dog please contact the Borough of Poole on 01202 261700.

26th April 2010  

Congratulations Steve!

Tricks 4 Treats would like to congratulate Steve Way for his hugely impressive finish at this years Virgin London Marathon.  Steve is the husband of Sarah, who is one of our training instructors, and we've all been very excited about his run this year!

Steve came in 17th overall and was the 7th Brit to cross the line at a fantastic 2 hours 19 minutes and 38 seconds.

Well done Steve, you more than deserve this!

25th April 2010  

The Friends of the Strays of Greece Annual Companion Dog Show & Doggie Fun Day

This very worthwhile charity is holding its' annual Dog show on Sunday 25th April 2010 from 10:30 am at Burt's Lane, Mannington, nr Wimborne.

Pedigree and novelty classes, stalls, tombola and refreshments.

Entry is £1.50, under 16's free.

Tricks 4 Treats Pet Dog Training will be judging a few of the classes so come along and have some fun on the day.

For full information please take a look at the Friends of the Strays of Greece web site.

18th April 2010   National Pet Month - Pet and Information Show held by Friends of Wessex Assisting Dogs

Sunday 18th April 2010 from 2pm 'til 5pm at the Memorial Hall, West Parley.

Fun classes for ALL pets to take part in. The following classes will be charged at 50p per class:

Cheeky Chappy
Prettiest Girl
Darby or Joan
Pet the Judge would most like to take home
Best condition - Mini
Best condition - Large

Please note: the above classes are open to ALL pets, cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets etc, all are welcome to take part.

Also present on the day will be Tricks 4 Treats Pet Dog Training, holding a stall with training advice and information, along with a stall containing training aids, toys and much more, for purchase on the day.

Pets At Home have an advisory stand for all small animals
Handsome Hounds are on hand for grooming information and advice
Canine Massage
Nurturing By Nature for all your raw feeding needs
DAWG for rescue information and advice.

Also available will be Temptation Alley' charged at £1 per entry, can your pet resist the temptation the alley will provide? Come along and have some fun.

Tombola and other fun ways to raise a few funds for the Friends of Wessex Assisting Dogs.

We hope to see you on Sunday 18th anytime between 2pm and 5pm.

30th March 2010  

Dog Control Orders Consultation - Public Meeting

We have received the following information about a Public Meeting with regards to the Dog Control Orders by Ann Darnell of Corfe Mullen Dog Walkers. Tricks 4 Treats ran a petition last year against this Dog Control Order (see the Potential Dog Control Order on Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground news item on 3rd September 2009) and it would be great if you can spare the time to attend the meeting to lend your support.

As well as discussing the proposed Dog Control Orders for Corfe Mullen, this meeting will also be discussing the Dog Control Orders for Fryers Field in West Moors, Ferndown School and King George's V Playing Fields.

Date: 7pm, 30th March 2010
Venue: Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne
Agenda: Discussion of Proposed Dog Control Orders

Please inform any of your friends and acquaintances, who may not have access to email, about this meeting.

I would urge as many of you as possible to attend as it will probably be our last chance to register the strength of our opposition to the Dog
Control Order proposals.

I have been invited to speak on behalf Corfe Mullen Dog Walkers and I will base my case on the points made in our submission to East Dorset
District Council of 8th October 2009 (a PDF of the letter can be downloaded from this site).

If anyone can think of any other strong points to support our case, please let me know, either by email or by telephone.

I understand that the supporters of the proposed dog control orders have also been invited to speak at this meeting, which will be attended by a
number of East Dorset District and Corfe Mullen Parish Councillors.

Thank you for your support.


Ann Darnell
Lead Spokesperson
Corfe Mullen Dog Walkers
Email:  [email protected]
Tel:  01202 698669


28th March 2010  

Dorset Dogs Doggy Festival

Dorset Dogs have organised a fun day to include a dog show run by the PDSA and fun 'have a go' activities for you and your dog.

The event takes place on Sunday 28th March 2010 at Poole Park from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.  Tricks 4 Treats will be there all day, so come and say hello!

For further information please take a look at the Dorset Dogs Doggy Festival page.

Hope to see you there.

11th March 2010  

DFS Crufts 2010

11th - 14th March 2010 at the NEC, Birmingham

If you love all things' 'dog', then Crufts is a must!  There is a lot of information on all breeds at 'Discover Dogs', with many breeds to learn about, and meet.  You'll get the chance to see Flyball, Agility, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme in action, Competition Obedience plus much more, take a look at their site for further information:

You will also be able to watch videos of DFS Crufts 2010 on the new DFS Crufts TV web site and can see video clips of Crufts from previous years, going back to 1996.

You can also catch up on what is happening on the More 4 TV channel. The coverage times are (please check TV listings for further information):

Thurs 11th March 19:30 - 20:30
Fri 12th March 19:30 - 20:30
Sat 13th March 19:30 - 20:30
Sun 14th March 19:00 - 21:00

1st March 2010  

The Friends of The Strays of Greece Petition Number 10

The Friends of The Strays of Greece have submitted an ongoing petition to 10 Downing Street.  We urge you to sign the petition in order to better aid these poor animals, who are living in awful conditions.  Those that aren't so lucky often suffer terribly at the hands of people who have no action taken against them.  In our ever evolving world this is unacceptable and needs to stop.  Please sign the petition and pass it on to family, friends and colleagues:

To see the great work that the Friends of The Strays of Greece constantly undertake, please take a look at their website:
7th January 2010  

Novice Classes Postponed Tonight

Because of the ice and slippery surfaces today, 7th January 2010, we have decided to postpone the Novice classes for this week and will start the new courses next week on 14th January 2010.

6th January 2010  

Novice and Intermediate Classes Postponed Today

In light of the weather today, 6th January 2010, we have decided to postpone the Novice and Intermediate classes for this week and will start the new courses next week on 13th January 2010.

4th January 2010  

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2010, from all at Tricks 4 Treats.

We have started the New Year with new courses which are all full, but we have further pet dog obedience courses starting up at the end of January - book up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are also due to start a new set of fun agility courses later this month.  There has been tremendous interest in our fun agility and new members are always welcome to join our waiting list - please contact us for further information.

Once again, Happy 2010, please do get in touch with any queries or questions.

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