Tuesday, August 30, 2011



There are a few straggler walnuts, but most of them ended up in the wheelbarrow. Rugby and Cabot talked it over, and they decided the best place for them would be in the strip of woods just outside the Applewoods fence. Nice team work, boys! 

Irene Clean Up

Applewoods got through Irene with just some fallen leaves and walnuts. "Some" might not be very accurate. I don't think there are any walnuts left on the trees. That means that the squirrels  have less bombs to throw at us, but it also means that the yard has become a great place to sprain your ankle.

We got to work right away picking them up, and the dogs even volunteered to help. Diesel came out first to do his share in the parking lot. He thought the walnuts tasted nasty.


Sandy cleaned up the drive way. I think she really liked them too, because she kept trying to take them back out of the bag.


Ben acted like he did this every day, and did his share of clean up quickly.


Sanity gets points for speed. She did drive-by's and scooped the walnuts up to bring them back faster than the other dogs.


And Rugby, he was the bag holder. He could only fit the smallest walnuts in his mouth and there were not many of them.

Bag Holder

It is now safe to walk at Applewoods. The clean-up inside the yard included a lot more than a bag of walnuts. Pictures of our new walnut collection coming up!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Applewoods is prepared

I hope everyone stays safe and dry this weekend. The Applewoods dogs are taking a couple of precautions of their own as they wait for the storm to roll through.

Jewels, the Cane Corso, is a true working dog and she found herself a bucket to help bail water in the case of a flood. She even has her camo gear on!

Rugby on the other hand, isn't much interested in helping out. Expecting the worst, he made sure his PFD was close by so he wouldn't get washed away.  


No matter how they prepare for the storm, one this will be try for ALL the Applewoods Dogs. They will have plenty of MUD to play in on Monday!


How are your dogs preparing hurricane Irene? 

Friday, August 26, 2011


Due to the nasty weather headed this way and the need for everyone to get their yards/homes ready, all classes have been cancelled for tomorrow.  Stay home.  Stay safe.  See you next week.

Margot Woods, CDT
Applewoods Dog Training, LLC

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday class?

Some of us made it to class tonight and others chickened out.  This is what it looked like in the parking lot at about 7 p.m.  Yes, the hail really was punching holes in the canvas roof.

Those of us who managed to make it to class had a great time.  Sorry the rest of you missed out.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Most recent grads

Here's a hat tip to Applewoods' most recent graduates.  Having just finished the EC class, I know at least one has already signed up for the next Middle School class.  I'm sure you are all looking forward to the next step in a wonderful life journey learning all sorts of new things over then next few months.

If you are a graduate of one of our previous EC classes and haven't as yet taken the Middle School Class, sign up now.  This new class (Starts Aug13 at 10 a.m.) is one you really don't want to miss. The outside classes are always the best.  Forget the bugs and enjoy the feeling of space.  Forget the heat for now, cause it sure won't be hot by the time this newest class is over. 

Join us for another exciting 6 weeks of fun, work, learning, companionship as you and your dog become a real TEAM.