Archives for June 2012

BLACK TAILS GALA TO RAISE LIFE-SAVING FUNDS FOR ANIMALS

 

People and their pups are invited to join the  Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and friends on August 9th, 7-11 p.m.  for the Black Tails Gala at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. The evening will raise lifesaving funds to support the efforts of nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organizations from across the United States.

During the event, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will present honorees Cionna and Jerome Rosenthal (Executive Director of the Monmouth County SCPA) and Salem, NJ K9 Officer Jordan with awards for their outstanding commitments to making a difference in the lives of others, both man and dog.

Admission is $175 per person (dogs are free) and includes music, dancing, cocktail hour, open bar, dinner by Kitschens Catering, dessert, King and Queen of the Gala Awards and more. Evening fundraisers include a 50/50 raffle and luxurious chance and silent auctions. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.purrnpoochfoundation.org.

HARLEY’S ON GOOD BEHAVIOR WITH POSITIVE TRAINING AT PURR’N POOCH

“Firm, but gentle. Demanding, but passionate. Sincere…”

If we were asked to describe Iuliana, the trainer we selected for our 11 month, work-in-progress, rescue named Harley, then these are the first thoughts that come to mind.

We were very fortunate to have a friend recommend Dick Palazzo, owner of Purr’n Pooch as a contact for someone to train our boxer “beast”. After describing Harley to him, he said “I have just the right trainer for you. Her name is Iuliana”. We spent our first hour at Purr’n Pooch in an upstairs training area with Harley and Iuli. We were horrified at how ill-mannered he was. Yet Iuli just stayed totally calm. She showed us how to discourage his aggressive behavior staying tranquil and rewarding him for doing well. Never once did she try to restrain him or raise her voice. We just sat there with our mouths agape. (Maybe there is hope).

Fast forward two months…he’s still a work-in-progress, but is so much more obedient. Iuli comes to our house and works with him – again reinforcing the positive with encouragement and treats. As we all agree, he’s very smart. He remembers commands. He keeps eye contact when training. But he’s still young and headstrong. But we’re sure he’s going to be a very special guy.

After each session Iuli send us summary reports and further training suggestions.
We will continue to work with Iuli and strongly recommend her skills and demeanor as a trainer extraordinaire.

Ellen and Jay Garfunkle
Oceanport, NJ