Good Dog Rising

Training & Behavior in Carlisle, PA

Past Events

Yappy Hour Open House - first one in the new place!
Saturday, May 13th 7-9pm
at Good Dog Rising in our great new location!


We have had such a great time at our previous Yappy Hour Open House events - we think we should make it a regular habit!  We just like hanging out with all of you, and your dogs too.

Join us for light refreshments, unlimited opportunities to talk about your dog, and other fun stuff.  Since this one is our Grand Re-Opening celebration, we're planning on grilling out burgers and hot dogs (we'll make sure to have a few Spicy Black Bean veggie burgers on hand also, which are shockingly delicious.)

As it turns out, we found in the move that we have LOTS OF STUFF. It's good stuff, but wow, lots of it. We'd like to give some of our extra good stuff away to you! 

Bring a gift (donation) for local dog & cat rescue Furry Friends Network, and be entered into our prize raffle!  Treats and toys are much appreciated by the doggies and kitties looking for their forever homes. More donations = more entries for prizes!

You can bring your social dog, come stag, or even bring a human friend or two who might like to check out GDR. The more, the merrier!

RSVP to info@GoodDogRising, on our FaceBook page, or just show up! We're casual like that.

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THANKS FOR COMING!!! 








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NACSW Trials
December 31, 2016 through January 2, 2017
Rhodes Grove Camp, Chambersburg, PA

Good Dog Rising will be the host of a Nosework trial! More info coming soon. The premium for this trial can be found at the link below. Trial entry opens on November 2, 2016 (details within premium.)

December 31, 2016 is NW1

January 1 and 2, 2017 is NW3

To Volunteer:  Please email Lisa Basial, Volunteer Coordinator, at junoransom@gmail.com.  You may volunteer for half a day, an entire day or multiple days!  We will have plenty of volunteer raffles and great food available for volunteers.

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Yappy Hour - Holiday Edition!
Saturday, December 12, 5-7pm
FREE Event
at Good Dog Rising


Join us to Eat, Drink, and Be Doggy.

December's Yappy Hour will be our holiday party! Whether your dog celebrates Christmas, Hannukah, or Festivus, she is welcome to celebrate with us.

As usual, there will be merry shenanigans, hot spiced wine (homemade gluhwein), and wintery beers. People we know who have amazing cooking skills will bring yummy dishes to share, because they are awesome like that (and because we ply them with alcohol and genuine interest in endless dog talk). 

We will try to dream up a new and different, funny way to group-exhange large numbers of $10 gifts bought for random strangers, during which you will not be able to keep Ann's ridiculous made-up rules straight. We promise you will end up with a gift after all the laughing. -- So be on the lookout for $10-ish gift items to bring for the gift exchange.

This is a mostly "for humans" event, but of COURSE your dog is welcome to accompany you. Especially if they like shenanigans.

This is a FREE event - as always, Yappy Hour is our gift to you for being great dog owners - but if you bring a donation for Furry Friends Network, you will be entered in our awesome prize drawing! FFN could really use some high quality (made in USA) treats for the dogs and cats in their care.

RSVP to our FaceBook event, or just show up. We're casual like that.

 

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Canine Conditioning Workshops
Sunday, November 29th at 9am, 11am, and 12:45pm
$35 Working spot (with your dog), $10 Observer (without a dog)
at Good Dog Rising


Everyone loved our last Canine Conditioning Workshops, so we've expanded them to include a level 2 with even more hands-on work! Come learn how to keep your active or senior dog fit, feeling good, and injury-free.

Kelly Straub, MPT, CCRP is a Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner http://kellystraubcaninerehab.com

9am - Canine Conditioning 1

Kelly will cover the following topics:  
• How to identify issues that need to be discussed with your vet. 
• Injury prevention including warm up/cool down techniques, stretching, warm up exercises. 
• Easy indoor activities for cooler weather/winter to keep your pet conditioned. 
• Fit Paws/exercise programs. 
• Beginner massage techniques for canine massage.


11am - Canine Conditioning 2 (fitness for the active dog)

A follow-on to Canine Conditioning 1, with even more hands-on focus. The 11am session will focus on strategies and techniques for your dog who is active with canine sports and activities like agility, flyball, running, hiking, walking, fetching, etc.

12:45pm - Canine Conditioning 2 (keeping your senior dog feeling great)

A follow-on to Canine Conditioning 1, with even more hands-on focus. The 12:45pm session will focus on strategies and techniques for helping your senior dog keep feeling great.

Sign up on the Events tab of the online registration page.


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GDR Turkey Trot  
Thursday, November 26th at 9am
at Army Heritage & Education Center Trail

Not a formal race...  Just bring your dog for a little jog with the GDR Canicross group on Thanksgiving morning. We'll meet at the Army Heritage & Education Center trails at 9am and start a few minutes after. Plan to get there a few minutes early, and look for the bunch of people with dogs - that will be where the start is.

VERY informal! No T shirt, no official anything. No one's going to hand you a fancy gel packet midway, but there's also no fee to enter! Just show up and run together (and bring a prize for the prize swap - see below). We are thinking something around 3 miles, still to be determined. Everyone is welcome - so a combination of walking/running some is fine, just come and have fun. (Believe me, if you are not a world-class runner, you will be in good company.)

PRIZES: We would like to do a sort of "Yankee Swap" prize exchange. Bring a prize of any kind around $10-20 in value, not wrapped (dog stuff, food, wine, beer, running gear, homemade pumpkin pie, the gift card you got from your mom and never used...anything. Don't let a lack of gift prevent you from joining us!) We will gawk over the possibilities beforehand for motivation. When you cross the finish line, you get to pick your prize from whatever is left in the pile! 

If anyone would prefer not to run, and instead volunteer to be our prize pile guard, and maybe even call out finish times for people, that would be awesome.


RSVP to our FaceBook event, or just show up.

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Small Business Saturday at GDR  
Saturday, November 28th at 1-4pm
at GDR

Just in case you need anything from the GDR store for the holidays... GDR gear, training gear, books, tough toys, interactive puzzle toys, gift certificates, etc. 

There may even be some SALE items, and give-aways to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Shop small!

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GDR Book Club
Thursday nights at 8pm, January-February
at Good Dog Rising

This time around, we're reading Patricia McConnell's "For the Love of a Dog."  Late joiners welcome.  Very informal.  Free.  You do not have to be a current Good Dog Rising student to participate.  
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Rally-Obedience Fun Runs
Saturday, February 1st, 4pm
at Good Dog Rising


During this time, we'll set up Rally-Obedience courses for practice runs. This event is just for fun, but we will run the event like a competition, with a set time for walking the course, a posted running order, etc. Courses will be smaller than competition size/length. There will be area available for crating if you would like to practice this in between your runs.

$10 for as many runs as fit into the alotted time. We will extend the total time if the group is larger than a normal class size.

Please let us know if you would like to practice Level 2 or 3 signs, and we can include those for you. 

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"Learn & Play" Playgroups
Saturday, February 1st, 1pm
at Good Dog Rising

Get out that post-holiday winter energy, plus practice recalls and learn about your dog's play style and body language at the same time.  For dogs with a good history of being social off leash with other dogs outside of their own family.  Questions about whether your dog is a fit?  Let us know.

Depending on how many dogs register, dogs may be split into small compatible groups ahead of time, and we'll give you a more specific start time for your group.



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FREE Puppy Right Start Workshop
Saturday, January 18th, 1-3pm
at Good Dog Rising


Our gift to the Good Dog Rising community.  Please share with anyone who might benefit!

Learn all about getting pups off on the right paw. We'll cover socialization, manners, house training, and preventing problems like chewing and counter surfing.

Check it out!  We made it on TV! Click HERE to watch.


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Sniff n' Go
Saturday, January 4th, 5pm
at Good Dog Rising

Hosted by ASHers - Addicted to Scent Handlers, a new local canine scent work club.  There will be a 20 box container level search and room searches for each level.

We will offer the opportunity for a birch only container search, a birch and anise container search, and a birch, anise, and clove container search.  There will be two rooms of searching for each level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Each search "run" will be $7. If you want to have 4 or more searches, each run will be $5.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Megan Lloyd-Thompson at cowdance@embarqmail.com

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Good Dog Rising "Merry Yappy Hour"
Saturday, December 7th, 5-7pm
at Good Dog Rising


Join us for our first holiday party!

We had such a great time at our Yappy Hour Open House - we think we should make it a regular habit!  We just like hanging out with all of you, and your dogs too.

Join us for light refreshments, unlimited opportunities to talk about your dog, and other fun stuff.  Ann will have hot spiced wine, and Paul will be unveiling a few of his craft brews.

This will be the Holiday Edition of Yappy Hour, so bring a $5-$10 gift item for our Yankee Swap holiday gift exchange game!

Bring a gift (donation) for local dog & cat rescue Furry Friends Network, and be entered into our prize basket raffle!  Treats and toys are much appreciated by the doggies and kitties looking for their forever homes.

RSVP to info@GoodDogRising, on our FaceBook page, or just show up! We're casual like that.





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TDI Therapy Dog Team testing
Saturday, November 16th, starting at 10am
at 
GDR



HUGE congratulations to Mia, Roger, Claire, Bella, and Rosie for passing this stringent certification test, and becoming certified therapy dogs!




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AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
Thursday, October 24th
at GDR


Reserve your spot for testing by going to Sign Up Online and clicking on the Events tab.  Check out our CGC Practice MiniSeries too.

Congrats to Elsa, Joey, Thorn, and Nessie - our new Canine Good Citizens!!!!

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DSA IMPROV Obedience Trial
Saturday, October 19th
at GDR


Dog Scout Troop 161 and Good Dog Rising will host a 2-trial IMPROV Obedience competition event.

Registered competitors' dogs only, please - but human spectators are welcome!  IMPROV is very cool to watch.


Congrats to Rissy Oldack for earning her IMPROV Novice title, and moving up to standard level!

A great time was had by all!


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GDR at Healthy Pet, Healthy You
Saturday, October 5th, 10am-3pm
at Capital Blue Cross
1001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg

Both Good Dog Rising and Dog Scout Troop 161 will be at this free community health fair for both you and your pet.

Vendors, demos, vaccine and microchip clinic, free kids activities, and great food.  Come talk with our trainers - bring your questions about classes, events, and training.

More details at: http://healthypethealthyu.com 


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Good Dog Rising "Yappy Hour"
Saturday, September 28th, 5-7pm
at Good Dog Rising




We had such a great time at our Yappy Hour Open House - we think we should make it a regular habit!  We just like hanging out with all of you, and your dogs too.

Join us for light refreshments, unlimited opportunities to talk about your dog, and other fun stuff.  Ann will be unveiling Red Dog Rising, her newly bottled red wine - and there will be a few other selections for tasting.

*NEW* Bring a donated item for Furry Friends Network, and be entered into our door prize drawing FFN's foster dogs could really use some training treats (that are not made in China), dog toys, and/or blankets.

Thanks for all of the great donations for Furry Friends Network's rescue dogs in need!



  

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GDR at Claremont Canine Carnival
Saturday, September 28th, 10am-2pm
at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 
located at 1000 Claremont Rd, Carlisle, PA


Come out to see our training demo and talk to our trainers, visit the vendors, meet adoptable dogs, and have a great time.  Great vendors and give-aways are planned as part of this event!  Proceeds benefit area rescue groups.

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Furry Friends Network's "Race for Their Lives"
Saturday, September 21st
at 
Gifford Pinchot State Park

What could be better than enjoying a day out with your dog and other animal lovers, all while supporting local dog & cat rescue and the fight against canine cancer?

Good Dog Rising is proud to be a top dog sponsor for the 2013 Race for Their Lives, supporting both the Furry Friends Network and Canine Cancer Research.  Brutus Withun, a 12 year old cancer survivor for 2 years running, has also donated the grand prize of a time share vacation.  Join us at this awesome event for a 5k run or 2 mile walk along the trails of beautiful Gifford Pinchot State Park.

Find out more about Race for Their Lives at www.FurryFriendsNetwork.com

THANK YOU to all of our team members and supporters!  Our team raised over $1000 for Furry Friends Network and the fight against canine cancer.



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AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing  
Thursday, August 29th
at Good Dog Rising



We'll do testing in two small groups, at 7pm or 8pm.  Space is limited.  If you think your dog isn't ready to pass the CGC test, but you'd like to sign up to use your spot for a practice run - you're more than welcome!  If doing a practice run, you may use treats (and coaching tips will be provided.)


Congrats to Mac, Maia, Irish, Buddy, and Sampson on their huge accomplishment - five new Canine Good Citizens!


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Dog Scout Troop 161 Open Practice
Sunday, August 18th, noon to 2pm
at Good Dog Rising
*Must be a member of DSA to attend


Dog Scout Troop 161 will be meeting at Good Dog Rising for open practice.  This is an opportunity to work on the training goals of your choice, check out for merit badge requirements, and enjoy spending time together.

Troop 161 welcomes new members!  If you're interested in joining, emailDSATroop161@gmail.com.  Find out more about Dog Scouts of America at www.DogScouts.org.  



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Good Dog Rising Open House "Yappy Hour"
Sunday, July 7th, 5-7pm


Come check out the new place! This is a mostly "for humans" event, but OF COURSE your dog is invited too!

Light refreshments, unlimited opportunities to talk about your dog, and maybe some additional surprises... There may even be some selections for tasting from Woofenwald Winegut and Black Dog Brew Works, Ann and Paul's other pastimes. Dress is whatever-you-like (except no pointy shoes on the new floor matting.)

RSVP to info@GoodDogRising, on our FaceBook page, or just show up! We're casual like that.

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Yappy Hour! It was so great to see so many of our favorite people and dogs. We definitely plan to host more Yappy Hour events in the near future.


                                                                             
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