SF Guardian Article, A Vivid Description of What We Do

Check us out in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. I can’t believe they managed to squeeze so much into one article, but I’m very thankful they did!  The closing line, to me, is the most important. I’m super glad it got in there.

the goal is to reawaken people’s ability to dream, and to imagine what animals may be capable of.

Bubba the Eyeless Akita learns to stay in Place

Folks have commented that the writer, Emily Appelbaum, got the look and feel of Saint Roch’s exactly right.  Thank you very much to Emily and the San Francisco Bay Guardian for spending the time to get to know us and our extended family.

the goal is to reawaken people’s ability to dream, and to imagine what animals may be capable of.

The Circus Ring is a chaotic and distracting place for a dog, please come prepared by fulfilling the basic requirements listed below.

Class Requirements: sit stay, down stay, heel (the obedience exercise Heel, this is not “Loose Leash Walking”), come when called.  All under distraction.  It will help if your dog is charged on a clicker, but it is not essential.  You will need: 6 foot leash, collars of your choice (but one of those collars must be a Flat Buckle Collar), treats and a treat pouch.  No halters or harnesses as these can be dangerous around props (you are welcome to wear them to the first class.)  We urge you to take our Basic Training Class first, or take a faster track with a few Private Lessons to make sure your foundation is solid.  We look forward to meeting you and getting creative with dog training!

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8 thoughts on “SF Guardian Article, A Vivid Description of What We Do

  1. Wow, and congratulations Francis! I forwarded this blog to Brenda & Nellie, and Julie & Oscar. One day Coco will be one of your students, I’m getting there…..

  2. What time is the circus class? I just had a small schedule change with Sundays so Mikey might be able to make it after all.

    The article turned out really nice too 🙂

  3. I have known Francis for 15 years and he has always brought excitement and innovation to dog training. With St. Roch I think he has kicked things up a notch. I can’t wait to go play!

  4. Most awesome article! Teleport me to St. Roch for a day… Love all the artwork, blog, everything!

    Most awesome.

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