The Circus is Hibernating: New Classes Starting in 2013.

If you have been wondering where we have been, well it got cold a and rainy and we started to hibernate.  After an extremely productive year we fell into a deep sleep. Now we are stretching and yawning and waking up to prepare for a new year filled with new classes. We had such a great 2012 thanks to a lovely article about us that ran on the first page of the sunday SF Chronicle early edition and the front page of the home and garden section.

The exposure from the article introduced us to lots of great people, many of them as freaky as us. Some of our most dedicated students were worried that the little Canine Circus School hidden in the heart of the East Bay would cease to be the underground cool thing for those in the know.  They thought because of the article the secret was out.  We had a good run but instead of selling out we went into hibernation thereby ensuring the secret coolness of the Canine Circus School for generations to come.   Or so the legend goes.  Even though the circus is hibernating we are still doing private lessons.  If you want to arrange a time to sit down and learn some new tricks or work on a behavior problem, let us know we are never too sleepy to help.  Call us at 415- 779-6550.

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New Classes starting in 2013 stay tuned for the schedule. Until then here are a few tricks for you to work on when the weather is cold.

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Canine Circus School- Way Cuter than the Easter Bunny

We had tons of fun Trick dogging at Saint Roch’s this Easter Sunday.  Norma put out bowls of candy and mint water to appease the forest nymphs, and I drilled our canine recruits on the finer points of barrel racing.  The class was both a rite of spring and a rite of passage for our fledgling circus stars.  Spit flew, and tempers flared as our pack of canine misfits vied for top pedestal.  Thanks to our level-headed handlers, the show went on.

When a minor snag leads to a major breakthrough, you are on the right path.  By the end of class every handler had developed more trust in their dog and every dog more confidence in their handler.  It was just in time because we had a visit from a San Francisco writer and impressario team looking to book a troupe of educated hellhounds for an event at Mint Plaza in SF.

Check out this slide show of Circus Class Session Two with special guest Bubba The Eyeless Akita on Piano!

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Tim & Winnie Jo go toe-to-toe at Canine Circus School.