Rhinebeck Area Dog Lovers (RADL) are walking with dogs!

I am a local dog trainer. I created Rhinebeck Area Dog Lovers (RADL) because I feel there is a huge dog community here and we all have a lot to offer to each other.

As well as organizing dog walks, play groups, special events such as educational talks, dog sports clinics and special classes ,at RADL we hope to develop a database of local merchants, groomers, vets, dog sitters, etc. created by the members of our group.

This weekend with RADL

Sunday, Jan 31 at 10 AM.

Poet’sWalk: http://www.scenichudson.org/whatyoucando/visitourparks/poetswalk 
in Red Hook for a group dog walk.

If you have not been on this walk before it takes you through meadows, the woods and offers views of the Catskills, The Hudson River and The Kingston Rhinecliff bridge. 

Bring poop bags, a LEASHED dog or two, and LOTS of treats.

Polly Kaplan of Sirius Play Dog Training will lead the walk and will be offering loose-leash walking tips and answers to your dog training questions. Dress for muddy conditions. The trails have been a little soggy with all the rain and snow. Plan on walking for 1-1 1/2 hrs. If you do not want to walk for that long it is easy to turn around. You can’t get lost.
Hope to see and yor dogs there!

If you are interested in joining Rhinebeck Area Dog Lovers find us on

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=443453065003  

Polly Kaplan polkap12@mac.com  (845) 797-1879   

Sirius Play Dog Training is offering the following classes at Pause Dog Boutique in Rhinebeck on Montgomery Row 2.

Class Schedule;
Feb 10- March 24th, 6 Wednesdays
Puppy Kindergarten, 9 AM @ Pause for puppies up to 6 months. Basic manners, day-to-day puppy management, recall, leash walking, attention exercises
Basic Manners, 10 AM @ Pause for dogs 6 months and old. No previous training required. Basic manners, recall, leash walking, attention exercises
All training is reward-based, practical and fun. Sirius Play aims to help you make the relationship between you and your dog  strong, fulfilling and enjoyable.
You must pre-register to attend either of these classes.  siriusplaydogs.com
Sirius Playsiriusplaydogs.com also offers private training in your home or ours. We can help guide you through crate training, housebreaking, day-to-day management, behavior solutions and the process of bringing  a new puppy or dog in to your home.

Some winter notes from RADL

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you and your dog shouldn’t be out there getting exercise, sunlight and fresh air. Cabin fever is an epidemic this winter with all the cold temperatures we’ve been having. Dress yourself and your pooch correctly, keep moving and you’ll both warm right up. Keep an eye out for road salt while walking your dog. It can be very irritating to tender paws. Consider applying a layer of dog specific protective salve to the bottom of their paws before walking. Booties can also protect dogs’ feet from the salt but give your dog a chance to get used to them for short periods in your home before your first walk.

We have several events coming up that are listed on our Facebook page – 

Join Us!           http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=443453065003