Hollybarn Dog & Puppy Training Blog http://hollybarndogtraining.com/dog-training-news-blog.html hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 What not to Feed Dogs !! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_36768061 <p class="plain"><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.caninejournal.com/foods-not-to-feed-dog/" class="plain">http://www.caninejournal.com/foods-not-to-feed-dog/</a><br></p> Hollybarn 2016-08-05T19:08:24-07:00 What not to Feed Dogs !! Paws for Health at Homeland Westport 25th July http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35538073 <p class="plain"><img width="400" daid="16254657" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/1d1/36e/180/Hollybarn-Dog-Training---Homeland---Connaught-Gold---Westport.jpg' border="0"><br></p> Hollybarn 2015-07-23T03:40:57-07:00 Paws for Health at Homeland Westport 25th July Why Your Vet Won't Give You Credit http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33098023 <p class="plain">Thought I'd share this !!<br><br><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.catthevet.com/vet-wont-give-credit/" class="plain">http://www.catthevet.com/vet-wont-give-credit/</a><br></p> Hollybarn 2014-04-27T07:06:11-07:00 Why Your Vet Won't Give You Credit Preparing Dogs for Fireworks, Bangers, Halloween & Bonfire Night http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_31328519 <font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><span style="">Preparing Dogs for Fireworks, Bangers, Halloween & Bonfire Night!!</span></font></p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain"><span style=""> </span></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><span style=""><img width="250" align="right" daid="14375723" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/20c/158/018/Dogs-and-Fireworks.jpg' style="margin: 15px 0px 15px 15px;float: right" height="117" border="0"></span></font></p><p class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"><span style=""><br></span></p><p style="" class="plain"><span style="">Why am I talking about this in September?! Well, making your dog calm </span></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><span style="" class="plain">during bonfire night and fireworks right the way through to New Year </span><p style="" class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><span style="" class="plain">takes preparation! There is a lot you can do in the </span><p style="" class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><span style="" class="plain">run up to the firework season, as well as measures you can take at the time. <br> <br> I’m going to concentrate on dogs, as fear of fireworks is so common in this species. All animals have the potential to be afraid of strange noises and lights though, so make sure you cover up rabbit hutches and keep cats indoors on bonfire night and any other night where fireworks are being set off locally. <br> <br> <b><span style="">Advanced preparation</span></b> <br> Dogs are often naturally wary of the bangs and flashes of fireworks, but like most behavioural problems, this is something we can train out of them. Unfortunately, some owners actually reinforce dogs’ fear by comforting them. Whilst this seems the obvious thing to do, the dog sees you comforting him as justifying his fear, and therefore makes him even more fearful. So what can you do to actually help? <br> <br> You can buy CDs of firework noises online, which you can use to help your dog slowly get use to the noise. “Sounds Scary” is one brand, but others are available. If your dog is likely to be scared come firework season, buy a CD and start playing it now. Start playing it very quietly, below the level at which you can hear it, perhaps for half an hour a day, making sure your dog is not afraid. Increase the volume every now and then, each time checking that your dog is still ok with it. If he is shaking or shows any signs of fear, don’t play the CD for a couple of days and start off more quietly again. Eventually, your dog should become accustomed to hearing it at quite a high level, and so won’t worry when the real things come along. <br> <br> Starting a couple of weeks before, install an Adaptil ® diffuser in the home, close to where your dog spends most of his time. This device looks like an air freshener and produces a smell that is like a chemical that your dog’s mother used to calm her puppies. This has been shown to calm older dogs too and the devices are available online or from your vet. You can now also get an Adaptil ® collar that releases the same chemicals.  Whichever device you use, it will work best if you leave it on 24 hours a day, preferably from a couple of weeks before any noise occurs. However, it still may be helpful even if you don’t get it until the problem starts. I would not normally promote a specific brand, but I am not aware of any similar product other than Adaptil ® that has been shown to work. <br> <br> <b><span style="">On the night</span></b> <br> Sometimes people make no preparation, and sometimes despite all of your hard work, your dog may still be a little scared on bonfire night. But don’t worry; there are still things you can do. <br> <br> Firstly, do not take your dog for a walk at night. Walk him in the morning and again early evening if possible, before it gets dark.  Make sure you take him out for toileting just before it gets dark so he is comfortable later on. Keep him on a lead, in case fireworks start early, to prevent him from bolting. <br> <br> Once the evening comes, let your dog stay in his favourite place, be that in the kitchen, in your bedroom, or beside you in the living room.  Then, make this place as protective as possible. Draw the curtains and blinds, whatever it takes to prevent light from flashes entering the room. Shut the windows, and put the television or stereo on loudly to mask any bangs. Plug in an Adaptil ® Diffuser or have him wear an Adaptil ® collar (mentioned above). Give him a carbohydrate-rich evening meal such as mashed potato, pasta or rice to make him feel sleepy (it works in dogs just as it does with us!).  Leave him with chew and toys in case chewing/playing with these helps to keep him calm. <br> <br> If he wants to hide behind the sofa, let him, but whatever you do don’t give him special attention, which could reinforce his fear. Also do not get angry with him for getting stressed – this will only make him worse, and it is not his fault! Reward him when he is calm with attention, games and treats. Make sure you and anyone else in the house does not react to any of the fireworks and appear happy and relaxed. <br> <br> If your dog is still scared, it might be worth trying earplugs. Pet earplugs are available from pet shops or online. In an emergency you could make your own from damp wrung-out cotton wool but be very careful not to push them too deep to avoid damaging the sensitive ear canal. <br> <br> Vets try not to sedate dogs if at all possible, but if despite all your efforts your dog is still afraid, sometimes drugs are necessary.  Make sure you book an appointment with your vet well in advance, as he is likely to be busy on call on bonfire night, and you want to avoid an out of hours fee! Your vet will need to examine your dog and review his medical history to be sure there are no health reasons meaning sedative drugs would be unsafe. Most veterinary behaviourists now prefer drugs like diazepam, which actually calms your dog down, as opposed to acepromazine (ACP), which is thought simply to mask your dog’s fearfulness. <br> <br> If your dog has a stressful fireworks season this year, make sure you put in more preparation next year to prevent it happening again. If the advice above does not work, your vet or vet nurse should be able to recommend a good behaviourist you can see locally for more individual behavioural advice.</span><p class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"><span style=""><br></span></p> <p style="" class="plain"><span style=""> <img width="250" daid="14375724" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/20c/158/018/Dog-and-Fireworks.jpg' height="192" border="0"></span></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p> <p style="" class="plain"><span style="">Information extracted from Pet Webinars Newsletter Issue 9 – Anthony Chadwick</span></p> <p style="" class="plain"><span style="">Pet Webinars 4th Floor, 3TC House, 16 Crosby Road North, Liverpool, Liverpool L22 0NY United Kingdom +44 1513 240580, http://petwebinars.co.uk/</span></p> <br> Hollybarn 2013-09-27T09:59:08-07:00 Preparing Dogs for Fireworks, Bangers, Halloween & Bonfire Night Scruffs Dog Show - Abbey Pattern Family Fun Day http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30822287 <p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge">Why not join us for the Scruffs Dog Show at The Abbey Pattern Fun Day on Sunday 1st September 2013. Emma is Judging the show this year and registration starts @ 2.00PM.</font></p><p class="plain"><br><img width="400" daid="14215780" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/0ef/1d6/30c/Abbey-Pattern---Ballyhaunis---Green.jpg' height="566" border="0"><br></p> Hollybarn 2013-08-07T09:12:34-07:00 Scruffs Dog Show - Abbey Pattern Family Fun Day The Yellow Dog Project http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30813166 <font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge">The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated.</font></p><font class="plainlarge"> </font><p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge"><b> Yellow Dog - Some dogs need space </b><br> <br> If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandanna or similar on the leash or on the dog, this is a dog which needs some space. Please, do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be close to other dogs. How close is too close? Only the dog or his people know, so maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way.</font></p><p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge"><br></font></p><div class="plain"> <p class="plain"><b>There are many reasons why a dog may need space: </b></p><font class="plainlarge"> </font><ul><li class="plain">Maybe it has health issues </li><li class="plain">It may be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The world can be a very scary place for these dogs. </li><li class="plain">It may have had a bad experience with another dog or is just not like the kind of friendly dogs which always want to say “Hi!”</li><li class="plain">A bitch may be in heat</li><li class="plain">The dog may be in training</li><li class="plain">It may be very old and arthritic</li><li class="plain">It may be very nervous or shy and other dogs cause it stress</li></ul><font class="plainlarge"> </font><p class="plain"><b>In short, a yellow marker on a dog means it needs some space.  </b></p><font class="plainlarge"> </font><p class="plain"><b>Those of us who own these dogs appreciate your help and respect.</b></p><font class="plainlarge"> </font><p class="plain"><b>Thank you!</b></p><font class="plainlarge"> </font><font class="plainlarge"> </font><font class="plainlarge"> </font><font class="plainlarge"> </font></div><a link="" target="_self" href="http://www.yellowdoguk.co.uk/" class="plainlarge"><img width="400" daid="14177648" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2db/388/1c8/The-Official-Yellow-Dog-UK-poster.jpg' border="0"></a><font class="plainlarge"><br></font><p class="plain"></p><br> Hollybarn 2013-08-06T08:14:54-07:00 The Yellow Dog Project Pet Show and Family Fun Day in Aid of Mayo SPCA http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30332371 <p class="plain"><img width="400" daid="14018417" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/366/13c/0f8/TF-Expo---MSPCA---2013.jpg' border="0"><br></p> Hollybarn 2013-06-26T06:23:16-07:00 Pet Show and Family Fun Day in Aid of Mayo SPCA Hollybarn Dog Training are proud to be associated & working with the Mayo SPCA http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30126519 <font class="plain"> </font><p align="center" class="plain"><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.mayospca.com" class="plain"><img width="85" align="right" daid="13953756" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/389/263/03b/Mayo-SPCA-Logo.jpg' style="margin: 15px 0px 15px 15px;float: right" height="65" border="0"></a></p><p align="center" class="plain"><font class="heading1"><b>One to One Dog & Puppy Training</b></font><font class="heading1"><b> &</b></font><font class="heading1"><b> </b></font><font class="heading1"><b>Behaviour Sessions</b></font></p><p align="center" class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Studies have shown that owners who train a new or re-homed dog or puppy are more likely to bond with and more importantly want to keep and enjoy the new family member rather than owners who do no training with their new arrival at all.</p><br><p class="plain"><img width="183" align="left" daid="13953735" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/291/3c8/063/Buddy-Full-Size-Image.jpg' style="margin: 15px 15px 15px 0px;float: left" height="243" border="0">With this in mind we offer a €10 discount to all Mayo SPCA members and new and existing re-homed dog and puppy owners for a One to One training or behaviour session in your own home.</p><font class="plain"> </font><br><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">We cover the following and more: Toilet Training, Nutritional Advice, Sit / Stay / Lie etc, Walking on a Lead, Jumping on people & furniture, Excessive Barking, Aggressive Behaviour, Running Away / Recall, Chewing & Digging, Chasing Cars, Noise Phobia, Separation Anxiety, Socialisation and more.</p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">We also offer a comprehensive Residential Training program for the more problematic dog or puppy. Call us or visit our web site for more details.</p> <p class="plain"> </p><p class="plain"> </p><p align="center" class="plain"><font class="heading1"><b>Dog Kennels & Boarding</b></font></p><p align="center" class="plain"><font class="heading1"><b>with a Difference</b></font></p><p align="center" class="plain"></p><br><p align="center" class="plain"></p><span class="plain"> </span><p class="plain">Hollybarn Dog & Puppy Training are excited to be able to offer a much more personal approach to kennels and boarding for your dog or puppy.</p><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"> </p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">While you are away enjoying your </p><p class="plain"><img width="210" align="right" daid="13953736" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/291/3c8/063/Dog-on-Holidays.jpg' style="margin: 15px 0px 15px 15px;float: right" height="118" border="0"></p><span class="plain">holiday or short break, instead of your</span><span class="plain"> </span><span class="plain">dog or puppy being boarded in a traditional kennels or boarding environment, they will stay with leading dog trainer, behaviourist and qualified Veterinary Nurse Emma Whelan in her own home in</span><p class="plain"></p><p class="plain">Claremorris in rural Co Mayo and have a holiday all of their own.</p><div align="left" class="plain"> <br>Call 087 782 3957 or visit www.hollybarndogtraining.com for more details.<br> <br></div><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.mayospca.com/" class="plain">http://www.mayospca.com/</a><br><br><p class="plain"></p> Hollybarn 2013-06-11T10:22:57-07:00 Hollybarn Dog Training are proud to be associated & working with the Mayo SPCA Blathanna Florists - Claremorris http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_28195404 <p class="plain">For all your Christmas Flowers and Wreaths talk to our friends at Blαthanna Florists.<br><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.blathannaflorists.com/" class="plain">http://www.blathannaflorists.com/</a></p><p class="plain"></p><div class="plain"> Blαthanna Florists <p class="plain">The Square</p> <p class="plain">Claremorris</p> <p class="plain">Co Mayo</p> <p class="plain">(094) 93 62396</p> <p class="plain"></p> </div><br><br><img width="143" daid="13205882" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/101/0c9/34a/white-flower-arrangement_lg-1-.jpg' height="175" keep_prop="1" border="0"><img width="156" daid="13205886" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/101/0c9/34a/cr002-1-.jpg' height="174" keep_prop="1" border="0"><img width="149" daid="13205881" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/023/108/14f/big_high_1_1434-1-.jpg' height="173" keep_prop="1" border="0"><img width="143" daid="13205887" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/101/0c9/34a/flowers_on_cd_002-1-.jpg' height="174" keep_prop="1" border="0"><p class="plain"></p> Hollybarn 2012-12-14T03:42:11-08:00 Blathanna Florists - Claremorris Petworld Galway - Pet NCT Weekend http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26844865 <br><p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge">Why not come and see Emma at Petworld, Terryland, Galway on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September for the Pet NCT weekend.<br><br></font><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.petworlddirect.ie/section/FREEPetNCTWeekendatPetworld" class="customtext1">Click for more details.</a><br><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollybarn-Dog-and-Puppy-Training-Ireland/114634901888789" class="plain"><img width="550" alt="" daid="12765056" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/184/1b0/30d/PetNCT2012_mainpanel.jpg' height="188" keep_prop="1" border="0"></a><br><br><br></p> Hollybarn 2012-09-18T13:21:14-07:00 Petworld Galway - Pet NCT Weekend The Mayo SPCA Needs You !! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26795172 <p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.mayospca.com/" class="plain"><img width="500" daid="12750433" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/04f/2c4/292/MSPCA-New-Poster.jpg' height="705" keep_prop="1" border="0"></a><br></p> Hollybarn 2012-09-15T06:48:27-07:00 The Mayo SPCA Needs You !! Mayo SPCA Dog Show and Family Fun Day - Castlebar http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26419241 <div align="left" class="plain">If you can't make the Abbey Pattern Dog Show - why not join us for the MSPCA Dog Show and Family Fun Day on Sunday 9th September at the TF Royal Theatre Castlebar.<br><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.485206024831673.112388.114634901888789&type=1" class="heading2">Click on this link to see pictures and results.</a><br></div><p class="plain"><br><img width="400" daid="12636772" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/299/154/0c9/MSPCA-Dog-Show-and-Family-Fun-Day.jpg' height="564" keep_prop="1" border="0"></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"> </p><p class="plain">Class 1 – Most Glamorous Female Dog – (15)</p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Missi – 1yr – Yorkshire Terrier. Owner – Sarah Duffy</p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Mitzy – 3yr – Mixed. Owner - Paula Fox</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Rosie – 2yr – Golden Lab. Owner - Heather Lawlor</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 2 – Most Handsome Male Dog (23)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Rocky – 2½yr – Golden Retriever. Owner – John Walkin</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Monty – 3yr – British Bulldog. Owner – Debora Walker</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Dexter – 3yr – Irish Red Setter. Owner – Elizabeth O’Donnell</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 3 – Dog With The Waggiest Tail (17)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Troy – 3mnth – Staff B/T. Owner – Shabana Gerrity</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Buttons – 2yr – King Charles. Owner – Alican Cosgrove</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Con – 10yr – Labrador. Owner – Justine Moran</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 4 – Dog Most Like Its Owner (10)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Bojo – 1yr – Shitsu X Bichon. Owner – Amy McDermott</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Buddy – 10yr – Golden Retriever. Owner – Elizabeth O’Donnell</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Keno – 18mnth – Bulldog. Owner – Michael O’Donnell</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 5 – Best Child Handler (under 16) (14)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Rosie – 2yr – Golden Retriever. Owner – Heather Lawlor</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Jake – 6yr – King Charles. Owner – Sean Togher</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Holly – 1yr 10mnth – Shitzu. Owner – Emma Moran</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 6 – Best Puppy (under 1yr) (7)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Ali – 4mnth – Boxer. Owner – Shane Gormally</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Troy – 3mnth – Staff B/T. Owner – Shabana Gerrity.</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Lilly – 6mnth – Bichon. Owner – Sandra Kelly.</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Tiny – 9mnth – Teacup Yorkie. Owner – Lisa Duffy.</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 7 – Best Mature Dog (over 8yrs) (4)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Champion – 10yr – Border Collie. Owner – Ann Gallagher</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Mr Grace – 12yr – Mixed. Owner – Ken Sweeney</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Con – 10yr – Labrador. Owner – Justine Moran</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 8 – Best Rescue Dog (16)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Jack – 20mnth - Mastiff X Rottweiler. Owner - Jenny Tsagalas</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Dusty – 21mnth – Lab X. Owner – Pat Egerton</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Milly -. Owner – Paddy Melvin</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 9 - Best 3 legged Dog (1)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Rosie – 14mnth – Cocker. Owner – Jennifer Byrne</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 10 – Dog The Judge Would Most like to Take Home (28)</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Ben  - 6yr – Golden Retriever. Owner – Mary Gallagher</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup>: Scooby – 2½yr – Pug. Owner – Dawn Doherty</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>: Various</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Class 11 – Best in Show</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup>: Jack – 20mnth - Mastiff X Rottweiler. Owner - Jenny Tsagalas</p> <br><p class="plain"></p> Hollybarn 2012-08-24T02:58:37-07:00 Mayo SPCA Dog Show and Family Fun Day - Castlebar Scruffs Dog Show - Abbey Pattern Family Fun Day http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26346228 Thanks to everyone who joined us for Scruffs Dog Show !<br><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.478318242187118.110890.114634901888789&type=3" class="plain">See the pictures here.</a><br><p class="plain"><br><img width="400" daid="12617094" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/1ee/090/2c6/Abbey-Pattern.jpg' height="564" keep_prop="1" border="0"></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"> </p><p class="plain">Abbey Pattern – Ballyhaunis - Mayo SPCA Dog Show Results 2012</p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain"> </p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">Best Puppy 6months and Under</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Teddy - Male - Maltese - 14 weeks. Owner: Rosaleen Curley</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Lilly - Female - Bichon Frise - 6months. <span class="heading2"> </span>Owner: Sandra Kelly</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Ollie - Collie - 12weeks - a Mayo SPCA pup Handled by Carol Freeley</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Best Rescue Dog    </p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Gracie - Female - Beagle - 5 years. Owner Celia Conroy</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Ginger - Greyhound - 3 years. Owner Saoirse Dowd</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Rex - Male Terrier – 2½ years. Owner Bernie Reilly and handled by Rachael and Stephen Reilly.</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Best Child Handler</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Lily - Female - Mix Cavalier and springer - 4 years.</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Robbie – Male - Collie Mix. Owner Caitlin Keadin</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Dotty – Female - Terrier Mix - 9 weeks. Owner Agnes Warren</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Best Senior Dog Over 8yrs</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Blu - Male -<span class="heading2">  </span>Greyhound - 11 years. Owner Saoirse O’Dowd</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Sandy – Male – Lab Mix - 15 years. Owner Paddy Joe Tighe</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Captain - Male – GS Mix - 10 years. Owner Sylvanna Hession</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Dog the Judge would take home</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Jake – Male – King Charles - 6 years. Owner Sean Togher</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Oskar - Male – Bichon Frise - 5 years. Owner Lynda Sherlock</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Bruce – Male - Boxer - 5 years. Owner John Madden</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Dog with the Waggiest Tail</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> – Charlie – Male - King Charles – 1½ years. Owner Amanda Cotl</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Jake – Male - King Charles - 6 years. Owner Sean Togher</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup>- Toto – Male Terrier Mix. Owner Conor O’Boyle</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Prettiest Dog</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Oskar – Male – Bichon Frise - 5 years. Owner Lynda Sherlock</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Quinny – Female - Springer - 1 year. Owner Mary McQueeny</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> – Jake – Male King Charles - 6 years. Owner Geraline and Sean Togher</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Best Behaved Dog</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> – Sparky – Male - Border Collie - 3 years. Owner Patricia Prokopiw</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> - Millie – Female King Charles - 5 years. Owner Karla Tanner</p> <p class="plain">3<sup>rd</sup> - Queenie – Female Blue Heeler - 4 years. Owner Elma Kilbride</p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">Best Dog in Show</p> <p class="plain">1<sup>st</sup> - Sparky – Male Blue Merl Collie - 3 years. Owner Patricia Prokopiw</p> <p class="plain">2<sup>nd</sup> – Female - Beagle - 5 years. Owner Celia Conroy</p> <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.478318242187118.110890.114634901888789&type=3" class="plain">See the pictures by Clicking this Link.</a><br></p><p class="plain"><br></p><br><p class="plain"></p> Hollybarn 2012-08-19T17:46:13-07:00 Scruffs Dog Show - Abbey Pattern Family Fun Day The Tania McCabe Foundation - Please Donate http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26092343 <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.mycharity.ie/event/james_cartys_event/" class="plain"><img width="128" align="right" daid="12561951" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/12e/0a3/0d2/blog.cls.png' style="margin: 15px 0px 15px 15px;float: right" height="181" border="0"></a><br><font class="plain">We would like to wish our friend James Carty</font><br><font class="plain">from Hanleys Bar in </font><font class="plain">Claremorris good luck in the "5 Alive - 5 Marathons in 5 Days" event.<br><br>This is to raise much needed funds and awareness for the "Tania McCabe Foundation" for Special Babies.<br><br>To donate please follow the link below.<br><br>Thanks</font><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.mycharity.ie/event/james_cartys_event/" class="plain">To Donate Please Click This Link</a><br></p> Hollybarn 2012-07-01T03:52:54-07:00 The Tania McCabe Foundation - Please Donate