June 1st & 2nd – please come and have fun! Obedience demonstrations, pet tricks contest, merchandise and much more.
Springtime is fast approaching, for some of us at least. That means spring cleaning and decorating your yard and home with the beautiful blooms of the season. Before breaking out the bleach and filling the vases full of flowers, learn how to keep your dog safe from common household toxins.
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What age pup can attend this class series?
Our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class is for young puppies usually between 12 weeks and 5 months (AKC rules limit puppies up to 1 year of age). The most important thing is for your pup to be properly vaccinated before coming into a group class so you’ll want to talk directly to your veterinarian if he/she feels your pup is good-to-go.
How many weeks is the class?
This is a 6-week course with classes lasting about 1 hour, with the first class lasting a bit longer. These classes are all about making learning fun for you and your pup.
How big is the class size?
Just right, not too large and not too small. Normal class sizes range from 2-4 canine students and their human families.
How much is the class series?
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program class fee is only $140* for all 6-weeks. This includes your AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program certification test.
Fun with Fido Class
This class is all about having fun with your dog, getting exercise and just being around others that love doing things with their dogs. Some activities may include Frisbee games, basic manner refreshers like sitting when greeting someone new or holding a down so you can tie your shoe, agility weave poles, small jumps, tunnels and/or chutes. Agility exercises are fun but also great confidence builders! This is a drop in class but due to limited space you must call to reserve your spot. Call 440-212-9620 to reserve your spot – first class is January 12th!!!! $10/cash per dog
Basic Obedience Group Class Starting Wednesday January 16th at 7PM
Limited to small class size for maximum results – this is a great way to have fun with your dog while learning how to change his/her behavior. Owner learn solid training techniques while dogs learn the basics: beginning Sit, Down, Come, walk on a Loose Leash, Stay and Place. The focus is on building a stronger human-canine bond. Group class is available for dogs 4 months and older. MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED PRIOR TO CLASS START.
Call 440-212-9620 or email email@example.com
$150 for 5 week class (each class is about an hour and a half)
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Nitro’s Law: Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty
Posted on: 10:31 pm, December 4, 2012, by Suzanne Stratford, updated on: 06:31am, December 5, 2012
..CLEVELAND — Time is running out for supporters of a newly proposed animal cruelty law in Ohio called Nitro’s Law or Ohio House Bill 108.
The bill was written for a dog which died while at a kennel.
Nitro was a beautiful Rottweiler raised in a loving family. But during a family crisis, the owners agreed to leave Nitro with a kennel that their breeder recommended.
The trainer’s name was Steven Croley and he ran a kennel and training facility in the Youngstown area.
The family was told it would be like “Puppy Camp” but instead their dog and 7 others were starved to death in 2008.
Since then, the family and thousands of volunteers and supporters have been trying to get stiffer penalties in Ohio for animal cruelty.
Croley was sentenced to 120 days in jail along with probation, during which he was not permitted to own dogs. But his probation ended in January 2012, and he can now own pets and even re-open a kennel.
Mike Smeck says that makes him sick. He is fighting for Nitro’s Law, which would hold kennel ownersm managers and employees accountable for acts of cruelty, abuse and neglect, making it a 5th degree felony.
Nitro’s Law would be a first step toward a felony for major acts of abuse for our companion animals in Ohio,” said Smeck.
Animal cruelty is already a first offense felony in 44 other states. Currently in Ohio, it’s a misdemeanor, but penalties are stiffer for second convictions.
A second offense of torture or maiming carries a felony punishment of 6-12 months in jail and up to a $2500 fine.
But supporters of Nitro’s Law say that’s not enough. Lori Casciani says, “There are a lot of abuse cases. I feel like people do not treat animals with respect.”
She feels that a harsher first offense penalty would be more of a deterrent. The bill has already overwhelmingly passed the Ohio State House but has yet to be heard by the Senate.
Mike Smeck says, “The bill is currently sitting in the rules and reference committee waiting for Senate President Thomas Niehaus to bring it to the floor for a vote.”
If the senate doesn’t vote by mid-December, the bill could die.
“He gets daily calls and emails but refuses to tell us why he won’t bring it for a vote,” said Smeck.
Fox 8 called Mr. Neihaus and were told to contact his press secretary, but so far we haven’t received a comment from his office.
Supporters of Nitro’s Law plan to keep fighting and won’t give up until people who harm animals are properly punished.
“If you actually kill or severely injure a living breathing being that should be a felony,” said Smeck
All WE Want is for HB108/Nitro’s Law to be voted on…Ohio Senate President Thomas Niehaus at 614-466-8082 and email firstname.lastname@example.org is keeping us from getting this gift to Ohio’s Companion Animals…From now until 12/12/12 – Please call and email him every single day and let him know that you want HB108/Nitro’s Law to be brought to the Senate Floor for a vote!!! Also. please email the other members of the Senate Rules and Reference Committee – email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org – Thanks and Merry Christmas from us all at Nitro Foundation… here are their phone numbers. Please call them and tell them that if they are against Nitro’s Law they are FOR animal abuse.
Senators Niehaus- (614) 466-8082
Faber – (614) 466-7584
Wagoner – (614) 466-8060
Jones – (614) 466-9737
Widener – (614) 466-3780
Patton – (614) 466-8056
Turner – (614) 466-4583
Oelslager – (614) 466-0626
Kearny -(614) 466-5980
Brown – (614) 466-5204
Schiavoni – (614) 466-8285