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Spring Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Seminar and Evaluation

Tecla’s K-9 Academy will be holding the Canine Good Citizen Evaluation on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 4-6pm. The CGC is an evaluation designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. It also fosters responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Test fee is $15.

Tecla Walton will also be giving a CGC Prep Seminar on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 4-6pm. The seminar will cover all the test items as well as strategies and tips to help handlers and dogs successfully pass the test. Seminar fee is $25.

For those attending both the test and the seminar the fee will be $35 ($5 discount).

If you have any questions or are interested in attending the seminar and/or evaluation please … Read More »

Tecla’s K-9 Academy Rally Team Rocked Last Weekend in Frederick!!!

Our Rally Team competed at Breakaway Action Dogs in Frederick on March 24-25 and there were many wonderful performances:



Trial 1

Allex and Frannie – Level 1B – 207 – 2nd place

Allex and Frannie – Level 2B – a perfect 210 – 1st place

Cathy and Thais – Level 1B – 195

Cathy and Thais – Level 2B – 196

Trial 2

Allex and Frannie – Level 1B – 204

Cathy and Thais – Level 1B – 205

Cathy and Thais – Level 2B – 200



Trial 1

Cathy and Thais – Level 1B – 208

Cathy and Thais – Level 2B – 199

Cathy and Thais – Level 3A – 205 – 2nd Place – earned Level 3 Title

Di and Snorkel – Level 3A – 209 – 1st Place

Di and Snorkel – Level 2B – 208 – 3rd Place

Di and Snorkel … Read More »

Spring Health Tips For Your Dog

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy. It is equally joyful for us watching our dogs have a good time. However the warmer days bring about certain health concerns so take a moment and make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring.

1. Depending on where you live mosquitoes start becoming more active. Generally heartworm preventative medication should be given year round to prevent infection because mosquitoes thrive year round in many parts of the country and as our climate continues to warm mosquitoes tend to stay active longer each year.

Despite this some pet owners do not give heartworm preventatives in the winter so spring is a good … Read More »


Tecla’s K-9 Academy Adds Adult Dog Play Hour!

Tecla’s K-9 Academy is excited to announce the addition of our Adult Dog Play socialization hour from 6-7pm on Tuesday nights starting on Tuesday, January 3, 2012!  The purpose of our Adult Dog Play is to offer proper socialization opportunities for the dogs in our programs and our surrounding community.  Please visit our website or call our office 410-461-DOGS for more information.… Read More »


Hi All – Excited to reming everyone that All Shepherd Rescue is bringing Santa to Tecla’s K-9 Academy this Sunday, December 11 from 11am-3pm.  Bring your dog to get their picture taken with Santa for $10 which goes to All Shepherd Rescue.  Learn more about the rescue, make friends with other doggie parents, and possibly win a $50 gift certificate to Tecla’s K-9 Academy.  Hope to see you there!… Read More »