Monday, June 29, 2009

From the ECAD Office

The Dobbs Ferry dog training center is undergoing a facelift. Our painter (Auggie Doggie) is hard at work giving the whole place a fresh coat of paint before Summer School starts on July 1. We've picked some new, modern colors and its looking great! So far, no tails have accidentally wagged on the wet walls!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

From the ECAD Office

June 23

Today, we all got involved in a photo shoot. Susie Powers volunteered to take pictures for our 2010 school themed ECAD calendar. She arrived with a trunk full of photography equipment and props.

The Student Trainers, Lu Picard, Chris Conforti and I all wrangled the dogs. We dressed Glory and Blip as Romeo and Juliet in the school play. Shamrock, wearing a baseball cap, is driving the school bus while Aries, Garrison, Clover and Dunkin wearing their backpacks board the bus.

Other shots include lunch in the cafeteria, baseball out on the field and art class.

The calendar will be for sale starting in October for $10.

Judi Knispel

From the ECAD Office

June 22, 2009

Welcome to summer! Hopefully the rain will end soon.

Lu’s dog, Bella Shea or Belle, has been acting strange lately. She has become more affectionate, tired and hungry. Why…because Belle is expecting puppies! On or about July 19 we’ll have five or more special puppies.

Belle is a Great Dane while the father, Russell, is a Golden Retriever/Lab mix. Russell has successfully sired many wonderful ECAD dogs in the past. The idea behind this is to breed larger dogs as good balance dogs for tall disabled adults.

We’ll keep you posted.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Project Heal

Project HEAL® is a new program offered by East Coast Assistance Dogs.

The program honors and empowers Wounded Warriors by providing specially trained Service Dogs to increase independence and make a difference in their lives.

Visit our new Project Heal® website here.