Posts Tagged ‘dog swim’

Meeting Rigel

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

This post is from Turk’s mom…Turk is a regular swimmer at Joyce’s Unsinkable Dogs…


Lucky me, Turk was on the schedule just before it was Rigel’s turn to swim. Rigel’s mom Cindy was nice enough to let me meet Rigel and stay to watch him swim for a bit. Well what a handsome man he is, I was ready to dog nap him – although I am sure Turk would have some to say about that.

I learned that Rigel is Joyce’s longest term client in the pool – he has been swimming somewhere between 3 and 4 years. The 6 year old Rigel is a busy dog as he also has agility, rally obedience, and nose work titles. And he attends charity events.

Well I was charmed to meet him and snapped a nice photo to share. And looking forward to seeing him soon, as I see that he follows Turk again this week.

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Dixie’s First Swim

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This was shared by a client today…We are so happy to be Dixie’s new friend. Thank you for sharing this update, and we wish Dixie a speedy recovery.

Our dog, Dixie had her first swim tonight to help in her recovery from TPLO surgery. She can be a bit choosey about her friends and Judi was wonderful with her. We’re very pleased. Thank you Joyce’s Dogs!

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Rigel the Unsinkable Dog

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Rigel has been swimming at Unsinkable Dogs for over 2 years. He lost 9 pounds in the beginning. Way to go Rigel!

And the only place he will retrieve is in the water. He loves it – he barks and demands to have the tow thrown just like a high drive Border Collie!

Rigel Fetching in the Pool Rigel in the Pool

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Lessons from an Old Dog

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Mick at 15 is Keeping Me on my Toes

Oh my. My old boy Mick is now teaching me about 'old dogdome'. He is the first dog I have owned that has lived past 8.5 years. He is 4 months from his 15th birthday. He still loves to retrieve in water and on land. He lives for this, and for FOOD.

Sunday evening I had some cooked chicken on the counter, painstakingly stripped from the bone for Simon who's appetite is up and down these days. I went out to the pool to meet someone. When I came back inside, the container was where I had left it …but it was empty. I think I probably had left the dinning room chair pulled out so that it was close to the counter. That's how he got up there to help himself without disturbing the container placement. My bad I guess, gotta be thinking more about prevention.

Yesterday I had my private lesson training bag on a chair by the table. Came home from teaching at Stay Pet Hotel and found it's contents scattered across the dinning area floor. Ripped and shredded to get the goodies out of miscellaneous bags and containers buried deep in the recesses of the bag. My bad again for leaving it on the chair in the first place.

Will I ever learn?

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Joyce’s Dogs offers No Risk Gift Certificates

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Joyce's Dogs is offering No Risk Gift Certificates for any of our Services

These are great gifts for the Dog Lovers in your life! 

Dog with mannersHere's how it works. Contact Joyce and she will issue you gift certificates with the name of the recipient and the value of the certificate.

You can opt to specify a particular service, or specify a dollar amount good for any of the services available.  Our selection of services include: Dog Swimming @ Joyce's Unsinkable Dogs; K9 Nose Work classes; or Private Training.

And here is the No Risk part of the offer.  You do not have to pay anything up front. When the receiver contacts Joyce to schedule their selected service, you will be contacted for payment at that time. That way if they don’t redeem the certificate, you gave a gift with good intent – but it doesn’t cost you anything. So if it’s round filed or sitting in a drawer somewhere – there is no cost to you.

Win Win for everyone – especially the lucky dog (or dogs) who are the true users of the gift certificates.

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We have a new Swim Center Video

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

We are excited to release a new video highlighting the benefits of canine swimming and our indoor heated pool for dogs.

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Great Link about Pet Swimming in Portland and Vancouver

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Our swimming client shares her story on her own blog.

Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington link about pet friendly swimming areas.

http://petfriendlypdx.com/wp/swimming

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Norman

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Cool in the Pool

Norman lived as a stray puppy for several months and missed out on normal socialization experiences.

He's still fearful of new people and new situations, so we took things slowly during his first post-surgery rehabilitation swimming session.

Special thanks to Mindy Mulligan of Paws in Balance for donating her time as Norman's swim coach.

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