Wednesday
Aug062014

News From DDS

I am writing to let you know that after considerable thought, I made a difficult decision about Parker’s Real Estate Holdings and Denver Dog Sports.   I just entered into a contract to sell the building, with the deal currently scheduled to be finalized August 22nd.  The building was not, nor has it ever been for sale, but this came up quickly out of the blue sky and I was offered a sum of money that was impossible to turn down.  There has been a lot of demand and little inventory for properties such as mine, resulting in extreme pressure on the local commercial real estate market over the past six months the likes of which has never before been seen in Denver.  This upcoming week and from time-to-time thereafter, you will be seeing the buyer and various tradesmen in the building as they complete their due diligence inspections.

 

Please be aware that the sale is not yet a done deal until it’s signed off on.  Assuming the sale goes through – one never knows until the ink dries? – Sarah and I will be winding DDS down between Aug. 22 – Sept. 22.  Tentatively I think the building may be available for customer use until sometime mid-September.  Everyone will be posted about the status, schedule for September and member renewals once we’ve been able to determine an exact date.

 

My decision is bittersweet; representing the end of a dream and all that I have worked so hard for.  Over three years ago, I saw a great need for a facility like DDS in Denver and I’m proud to have been able to meet the needs of the community; today it’s painful for me to think there may be disruption and disappointment to you over its closure.  Maybe someone else will take the lead and start another facility like DDS since together as a community we’ve proven the concept is viable in Denver.  We can only hope.

 

I’ve learned a lot throughout this venture.  Best though has been the opportunity this gave me to get to know many of you better!  I will always remember and appreciate support you have given to the DDS initiative.  I would particularly like to thank the several who have been with me from the very inception of DDS and have encouraged so many others to come to DDS!  It could not have happened without that support.

 

Sarah is well-informed about the pending sale, so I’d encourage you to send specific questions you might have directly to her at staylor@denverdogsports.com or give her a call at DDS, 303-399-3009.

 

With fond regards, 

 

Kathy Lantz

Denver Dog Sports, LLC

Wednesday
Jul022014

DDS' JULY MEMBER SCHEDULE

To view DDS' July Member Schedule in Microsoft Excel, please click HERE  

To view in .pdf format, click HERE.

For new members who are not on our regular membership mailing list, please check the schedule on-line from time-to-time during the month of July to see if any additional hours have been added.  Occasionally when we learn that a class has been cancelled that we didn't know about at the time we go to press with the month's schedule, we try to extend or add new member hours during the cancellation time.

Wednesday
Jul022014

INTRO TO TREIBBALL, INTERMEDIATE TREIBBALL, INTRO TO CLICKER TRAINING

FOUR NEW CLASSES START AT DDS NEXT WEEK - TREIBBALL AND CLICKER TRAINING, taught by Dianna Stearns of Waggin's West Dog Training

 

TREIBBALL:  Treibball in the US has fondly been referred to as “urban herding.” This sport is not only great for those dogs with natural herding instincts, but for all dogs who need a recreational outlet or are simply retired from other rigorous and physically demanding forms of dog sport. It's a low-impact sport (for dogs AND handlers) where canines are taught to herd up large inflated balls and push them to their handler, on into a goal. The sport was first popularized in Europe a number of years ago, and was only introduced to the US three years ago by three courageous, motivated and inspired women from the Denver area. The American Treibball Association was founded and is located right here in Metro Denver.

CLICKER TRAINING:  Come learn how to click with your dog!  Clicker training is a great way to communicate clearly with your dog, or genuinely bond with a dog that's new to you.  This 6 week class will focus on using only positive reinforcement, dog-friendly techniques and fun games to teach your dog basic cues; like coming when called, walking nicely on a leash, staying in place when you ask and going to a specific place to calm himself.

Weds. July 9th

INTRO TO TREIBBALL, 10-10:45 am.  8 weeks, $225 (includes required beginner equipment)

INTERMEDIATE TREIBBALL, 11-11:45 am.  6 weeks, $175

Thurs. July 10th

INTRO TO TREIBBALL, 7:15-8:00 pm.  8 weeks, $225 (includes required beginner equipment)

INTRO TO CLICKER TRAINING, 8:15-9:00 pm.  6 weeks, $175

Questions or sign-up:  Dianna Stearns dstearns@wagginswest.com or 303-718-7705

 

 

Monday
Jun022014

DDS' June Member Schedule

To view DDS' June Member Schedule in Microsoft Excel, please click HERE.  To view it in .pdf format, click HERE.

For new members who are not on our regular membership mailing list, please check the schedule on-line from time-to-time during the month of June to see if any additional hours have been added.  Occasionally when we learn that a class has been cancelled that we didn't know about at the time we go to press with the month's schedule, we may extend or add new member hours during the cancellation time.

Saturday
May312014

FRANCOISE MAXWELL'S NEW MASTER AND OPEN/ADVANCED AGILITY CLASS TO START JUNE 6!

Improve teamwork, practice your ideal position on course, improve your dog's obstacle commitment! Work on visualizing your run and learn how to warm up and cool dog your dog for competition.

Plus, with AKC's new emphasis on longer courses, you'll have an opportunity to practice on full-size courses in the large competition ring at DDS.

Francoise Maxwell's new Master and Open/Advanced Agility Class will cover these topics and more, beginning next Friday, June 6th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.  Click here to view the flyer containing specifics, or contact Francoise directly by email at francoisem@mindspring.com or calling 303-903-7734.