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March 2017 Newsletter

Updates, Updates, Updates!

Hello, everyone! It's been too long since our last update, but there's been lots of things happening with The Persuaded Pooch... So let's go!

  • THANK YOU! - I'm thrilled to announce that The Persuaded Pooch is now a full-time venture! This has been a long time coming and appreciate the kind words and support from many of you. I'm blessed to have this opportunity and couldn't do it without our fantastic clients, students, mentors, vendors, family and friends. Much love and thanks... Sarah

  • Obedience Class Update - Saturday morning obedience class has moved to the City of Crestwood Community Center. Nicole and I loved teaching at Petsway, and they continue to be extremely supportive of our class efforts, but we know that a larger space will allow for enhanced learning of our human and canine students. Interested in starting class soon? Click here for more information or to register. Start class on any Saturday!

  • We're on Instagram! - Won't you come join us? @persuadedpooch

  • New "We Train for You" Day Training Services - We're happy to announce that day training has been added to our menu of services. This is perfect for people who work all day, or don't have the availability to train their dog, but are looking for training results fast. Click here to learn more about day training, or to schedule a Free Initial Behavior Consultation. To celebrate, we're currently offering 20% OFF our We Train for You bundles if registered by April 17th (tax day)! Limited day training spots are available, so don't delay and book a FREE Initial Behavior Consultation today.

  • New Classes Soon! - We're not ready to announce all the details yet, but keep an eye out for special topics classes to be added soon. You've asked for things like help with loose leash walking, tricks, advanced skills and more... We'll be sure to send out another email when all the details and the enhanced class schedule is available! 
Photo courtesy of the New York Times

Super Important Life Hacks

Or time and money-saving treating tips... same thing!

Recently I decided to quit my perfectly good, regularly paying, benefit-yielding job in the pet food industry to grow The Persuaded Pooch full time. This has a been a long time coming for me, to which my friends and family say “Thank goodness we don’t have to hear about that any more!” But with that perfectly good job, I also had to say “buh-bye” to a SWEET discount on high-value, high-quality commercial treats.

And, although, I would never, ever, ever discourage anyone from supporting fine pet food manufacturers or pet specialty retailers in the industry, I’m quickly finding that there are some budget-conscious options for high-value and convenient treating, as well. Here are a few of my favorites for you DIY-ers... Read more

Preview the Spring edition of "The St. Louis Doggie Dispatch!"

The Spring edition of our FREE print newsletter, "The St. Louis Doggie Dispatch," is about to hit the streets at pet-friendly veterinary, retail and boarding locations near you. 

However, you can download and read it here electronically now by clicking here.

Thank you for being a friend and follower of The Persuaded Pooch! 

Could You Put In a Good Word for Us?

We hear nice things from you guys all the time, which we LOVE, of course! But could you help us spread those kind words by posting them Google Reviews or Facebook Reviews? 

Every good dog trainer knows that motivation is key. So to help with motivation, anyone that posts either a Google review or a Facebook review online by March 31st will be entered to win a FREE Follow-Up Consultation (value $125). Because I know all of your dogs are perfect now (kidding!), the consultation may be transferred to someone else as long as they are within our service area. Click the logos below to bring you to the respective review pages:

Follow the link then look for the "Write a Review" button on the right side of the screen in the Persuaded Pooch box.

Follow the link to our Facebook page, then click the "Reviews" link on the left.

Thank you, and we'll pick and contact a random winner on April 1st (not kidding!).

Spring Happenings!

Ah Spring... It can be a love-hate relationship on any given day here in St. Louis. Just know and take heart that there's plenty going on around town for dog-lovers, no matter what the weather!

Here are just a few fun things to consider:

10th Annual Dogs 'N Suds Benefit
Four Muddy Paws - Lafayette Square
April 7th, 2017, 10am - 3pm 
Benefits OpSpot low-cost spay and neuter

Luau Trivia Night
Andre's Banquet Center
Saturday, April 8th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Benefits Bi-State Pet Pantry

Doggy Easter Egg Hunt
All Bark Village - Herculaneum, MO 
April 9th, 2017 at 4pm
Benefits Advocates for Animals Pet Pantry

Also, you may have heard that the AKC Museum of the Dog is moving out of Queeny Park here in St. Louis to New York City. Although the move date is TBD, get out and visit this landmark before they leave town. Admission is only $6!

Lab image courtesy of Dallas Dog Life
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