Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Communicating with and Training Deaf Dogs on LI!

If you remember Kimberly Mockler being in the Dog Fancy Magazine along with her deaf/blind dog, Dakota, posted on this site at Dakota in Dog Fancy Magazine!, she will be part of this event on the 18th with her dogs. Further information is below:

Old Westbury Gardens' Dog Day

Mark your calendar for Old Westbury Gardens' Dog Day weekend, April 18-19, 2009, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise at Old Westbury Gardens. Designated garden areas only. Dogs must be leashed.

Dog Demonstration & Exhibits 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday ONLY.

Join LI-DOG, the Ladies Kennel Association of America and rescue and humane organizations in celebrating Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens. The LKAA will be sponsoring various activities, demonstrations and games. They will also do testing for the Canine Good Citizen Program, which is a certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Long Island Agility will be on hand to demonstrate the fun sport of dog agility. In agility, a dog demonstrates is agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course. The course has jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles.

Other exhibitors include LI Dog Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc., (ARPH) Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue, The Shelter Connection, Inc. "bringing people and pets together", and Grateful Greyhounds, among others. Kimberly Mockler will also be demonstrating communication with deaf dogs, deaf/blind dogs, including the use of American Sign Language to train dogs.

For more information, please call (516) 333-0048 or email

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