Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready, Set, Go - ADT 2011 Scavenger Hunt

Let the games begin! 
The Applewoods dogs are begging for you to play! 
Open the gate!

We came up with a total of 12 questions for the scavenger hunt. Lets get started! 

The list of questions looks something like this...
Name at least one distraction used in class this year that can be caught. 
You have to e-mail us at with an answer like... 
Dead Frozen Mice, seen in this post 

Sounds easy right? Remember that first person to find all the answers wins a copy of Mud Heaven and a Back to Work DVD. There is a second place prize too, a 2012 Applewoods Dog Training Calendar. You can read more about the prizes in our contest announcement post. 

ADT 2011 Scavenger Hunt

1) In one of the river pictures, something besides dogs, people and vegetation can be seen on the bank. It is right by the edge of the water. What is it? 

2) Name two dogs that have shown in the Obedience ring this year, and provide links to the post that features their accomplishments

3) There is cat in the mirror of one of our pictures. Which post is that picture in? Send us the link. 

4) What is the phone number of the company that took away Margot's favorite Catawba tree?

5) Tell us the name and breed of two puppies that are new to Applewoods this year. 

6) In one video, ring boundaries are defined by something else besides baby gates. What was it? 

7) Our big wading pool has fish, and what else printed on it? 

8) What did the dogs help to clean up after Hurricane Irene? 

9) Tell me what our blue, "Applewoods Dog Training" vests say on at least one side (not the top). 

10) There is a dog holding a trashcan lid in one of our photos. What color is it? 

11) One picture has a sign in the background that reads, "Best With Expert Advice." Where was that photo taken (type of place is fine)? 

12) How many dogs took the Canine Good Citizen test at Applewoods this summer and how many passed? 

Winners and the correct answers will be posted on January 7th.
We look forward to receiving your entries at
 Good luck!! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ADT 2011 Contest

We have had a blast this year at Applewoods! 2011 blew by, bringing with it a host of new Obedience titles, lots of new students and an overwhelming amount of dog training opportunities with our Day Care and Boarding dogs. Wow!

To wrap up the year, we are having our first ADT Scavenger Hunt!!

Mark your calendars! On December 31st, we will post a list of questions (we don't know how many yet... expect 10-20). The answers to each of the questions can be found in the 'Applewoods Today' blog posts from the past year. It's your job to answer them, and answer them before anyone else. E-mail all entries to with the answer to each question, and the post that you found the answer in.

Whats in it for you? Well, besides reliving the great year at Applewoods, there will also be prizes offered to the first two people who can answer all the questions correctly.


1) A copy of Mud Heaven, by Margot Woods.

Mud Heaven is a collection of short stories. There are stories to make you laugh, to make you cry, to entertain you and to inform you. If you enjoy having a dog around, you are bound to enjoy this collection. More information on Mud Heaven can be found HERE. 

2) The Back to Work DVD

The Back to Work DVD is a 90 minute instructional DVD that walks you through the first five weeks of the Bedrock Training Method. If you are a student at Applewoods, you probably already have this resource. 


The second place winner will win a 2012 Applewoods Dog Training Calendar. The cover of the calendar is shown below.

Get Ready! Scavenger Hunt is coming on December 31st!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

From The Pack

Merry Christmas

The Applewoods Pack came together after a wonderful holiday weekend to celebrate with a party of their own. For all of you heading back to work this week, we hope this photo brings a smile to your face and makes the transition a little easier! 

Merry Christmas! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

email address

For those of you who really like a link to click here is the same address as an easy one click away:

Looking Back, Going Forward - 2012 Calendars

It has been a fun year at Applewoods. We are celebrating this year full of dog training with a 2012 Applewoods Dog Training Calendar. Each month features one photo from the corresponding 2011 month. If you have spent any time at Applewoods this past year, odds are you will recognize a dog or two as you make your way through the 2012 calendar. 

The news about 2012 Applewoods Calendar availability slipped a little early and 37 are already spoken for.

If you are interested in having a calendar of your own, e-mail us at the following address... 
office AT applewoodsdogtraining DOT com
Replace the AT with @ and the DOT with a period, remove the spaces and your good! 

Let us know how many calendars you would like (they make great gifts) in the e-mail. 
Each calendar is $12.