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Rescued Friends' Hall of Fame
Tribute to Koukla's life
( 1995- 2008)
Spirit Ridge K9 Training and Rescue
PO Box 70, Hillsburgh,
Tel: (519) 855-6962
because sit happens"
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services are primarily founded in the principles that: a) every dog,
regardless of size and breed, needs to 'work' throughout its life. It
goes without saying that working, herding, hunting breeds and related mixed
breeds have a natural need to 'work'. Many will be surprised that smaller
dogs also benefit from 'work' - which can be as simple as learning how to
properly heel on a leash or undergoing training at our facility to become certified
therapy dogs through Therapeutic
Paws of Canada. b) the majority of K9 behavioural problems
have their origin in our human inadequacies and our inability to see dogs for
what they are ... animals and not humans. 'Spoiling' a dog does
more than that; it spoils and destroys your relationship with your dog and
creates chaos and destruction in your home environment. At our facility
and in our classes, we teach humans how to reverse their ideas and attitudes
regarding their dogs and create a wonderful relationship and bond with their
dogs. c) dogs live in the here and now, only humans are stuck on their
dogs' past. We have seen countless cases of handlers with rescued dogs
or dogs that have had serious illnesses/accidents in the past, overcompensate
with nurturing love. Humans with such tendencies have not only acceded
their leadership role in the family 'pack' but also exude 'weak' energy.
As a result, their dogs will seek to fill the leadership void with often serious
and disastrous consequences that lead to bites and other serious aggressive
Please take a moment
to review the services
we offer. In addition to gaining a great deal of insight and knowledge
about your dog, you may take solace in the fact that the training revenues we
receive are directed primarily towards the rescuing, rehabilitating and
re-homing abandoned and unwanted dogs.
Our indoor, heated
and insulated 1,300 square training facility offers us the
opportunity to hold classes indoors during the harsh winter months. When the
weather improves, we take our classes outdoors to our 4000 sq foot agility
field, our fenced-in
3,200 sq. foot obedience class pen and our three
acre tracking field where we also occasionally hold our Rally-Obedience
classes. We are also conveniently located next to the Elora/Cataract
Trailway where we can frequently be seen having backpacking hikes with our dogs
along with clients' dogs (the packs are on our dogs, not us!).
Our property also boasts a 250 square foot heated and insulated 'rescue room' where we
house our rescued dogs in a quiet, comfortable and calm environment. This is where rehabilitation and the long road back to normalcy
begins for the dogs we rescue.
We hope you have
enjoyed this brief overview of our services and activities here at Sprit
Ridge K9 Training & Rescue. Please take a moment to navigate through the
educational articles, pictures
and videos, services and
other doggy related
information appearing in our website!
K9 Trainer Jim Tsitanidis 'holding court' with K9 friends
Our Sonic showing off his contacts at CPE agility trial, Red
Barn, Barrie, ON, Oct 2016
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