June 2019

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Welcome to See Spot Grin

Here's a shout out to all the teams of two and four leggers who recently started classes at See Spot Grin. Thanks for trusting us with your dogs.  We're glad you're here! 

Help us welcome them. If you see a new face, be sure to introduce yourself!

Happy Birthday to these Grinners!


We hope your birthday is as special as you are!

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Nettie K

Caris T

Blade G

Pixie K

Cabot R

Brio A

Vapour O

Donovan D

Pixel J

Quest J

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The Great Grinner’s Goody Exchange

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Home Made Deliciousness is waiting for your dog in the See Spot Grin freezer! Turkey liver brownies, peanut butter molasses treats, pork brownies and dehydrated beef liver have all been shared through our goodie exchange.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Pick up one of our recipe cards in the classroom.

  2. The next time you bake for your dog make a double batch.

  3. Fill a sandwich bag with the deliciousness you made.

  4. Fill out the recipe card and attach it to the bag.

  5. Swap it out for one of the other treat bags in the See Spot Grin classroom.

  6. Watch your dog devour his new treats!

Join The Great Grinner’s Good Exchange today. Your dog will thank you for it.

See Spot Grin T-Shirt Order

Some of you were disappointed that you missed the Sniffing Sparks Joy T-shirt order, so we’re putting in another order. This is a limited edition shirt that will be retired after this order, so be sure to order if you’d like to have one.

Meanwhile we’ve designed a Keep Calm & See Spot Grin shirt, also limited edition, and are also taking orders for that version.

To find out more about each design and place your order click on one of the images you see here.



Nose Work Congrats

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Lots of Grinners have been competing in nose work and racking up the titles lately! Check out their accomplishments and join me in congratulating them the next time you see them:

  • Team Wally CW-SP

  • Team Spark NW1

  • Team Truman L1V

Interested in what’s been happen in previous months? You’ll find the full list of Grinner accomplishments here.

Our 1st Quarry Quest Competition

See Spot Grin’s inaugural Quarry Quest trial is in the books! Congrats to all who came out to play and started earning qualifiers towards their titles!

Whether your dog is an avid hunter or just loves to sniff, you might want to check out Quarry Quest, where dogs search for sheep wool as shown in this video.

We’ll be scheduling more Quarry Quest trials later this fall. Find out how interested your dog might be at our upcoming half day Quarry Quest Workshop so you can join us.

Performance Scent Dogs


Our June Performance Scent Dogs trial is only days away. We’re looking forward to some good old summer time fun on Sunday, June 16th at Breakaway Action Dogs in Frederick, MD. If you’re interested in finding out more about PSD competition, volunteering is a great way to get in on the action, and we could use the help. Contact our PSD Trial Volunteer Coordinator if you can lend a hand.

SAVE THE DATE! See Spot Grin will be hosting two days of Performance Scent Dog competitions on 9/28-9/29. Stay tuned for details….

Paint Your Pet Party


Unleash your creativity and enjoy an afternoon painting your pet’s portrait at See Spot Grin! We’re excited to host Paint Your Pet’s Portrait events, featuring Wagging Tail Studios and pet portrait artist Sherry Kendall.

Sherry pre-sketches your pet’s portrait onto your canvas, 
giving you a great starting point to paint your finished masterpiece.

Register Today to grab a seat to one of our fun-filled paint experiences. Hurry seating is limited per event. Register yourself, family and friends.

August Pet Portrait Shoot


Saturday, August 10, 1:00-5:00pm

See Spot Grin is excited to offer pet portrait sessions with professional photographer Cindy Knowlton, featuring a monthly theme to showcase your furry friend’s beauty and charm.

Simply register and pay your sitting fee online, bring your dog at the time you selected, and then wait for an link to your downloadable images to arrive via email.*  Let us capture your Spot grinning!

$50. No additional fees apply. Only one well behaved dog per appointment. A sit or down stay is required. You’ll receive 5-10 images to use as you wish.

Training Tips from Suzanne Clothier

Leash Handling. If your dog is a leash puller, make yourself comfortable before watching this 47 minute clip. You’ll be glad you took the time to do so.

This is a small snippet from a recent seminar hosted by See Spot Grin, and is being shared exclusively with Grinners and may not be shared.

See Spot Grin will be hosting Suzanne this November for a two day seminar on Thresholds, Transitions, Triggers: Negotiating the Icebergs of Training. Registration is open!

Check out Suzanne’s recent web talk on relationship building with your dog at Pure Dog Talk.

Did you know that Suzanne now offers video rentals on Vimeo starting at only $7.95? Click on the photo below for details.

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