Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Announcement: Pit Ed Class Switch

Muggy and Lola's sweet mugs show up at many of our adventures and events. They're a steady fixture on the sidelines of Pit Ed classes, always wearing those classic "Woe is me" faces and luring visitors over to get them some lovin' while their person stays busy teaching two back to back training classes. Smart dogs!

Their person Donyale is a popular instructor with the steady stream of new dog handlers that file in each week. She's got a knack for helping people learn their beginning skills with her down to earth style, her endless enthusiasm and happy sense of humor. Donyale understands how new handlers feel - She started out as a shelter volunteer herself, taking Berkeley shelter dogs through class and helping them get adopted. She showed so much natural ability that we snagged her for a new role as class instructor for the Beginner and Novice Drop In classes and we've been humming along ever since.

Class members may not always realize that Donyale comes to a good number of classes right off of a 48 shift at her 'real' job. She's a SF fire fighter and does a lot of shift trading so she can be there for the dogs on Saturday mornings, with or without a full night's sleep. A true pit bull junkie - she painted Muggy and Lola on her station helmet to keep their bully spirits near when she's on the job.

ANNOUNCEMENT TO PIT ED CLASS MEMBERS:

Starting THIS coming weekend, to accommodate a busy seven week stretch in Donyale's work schedule, we'll be switching our classes off of Saturdays and running them on Sundays instead. Beginning and Drop in classes will run on Sunday from 11:30-12:30 until February 14 when we go back to our Saturday schedule. Linda's CGC Prep Class will also switch to Sundays starting January 10.

Are you on BR's PIt Ed class wait list? It's currently taking 6-8 months for people to get in once they register for classes. We're so sorry about the long wait! We're looking at ways to move things along so we can help you with your dog. Don't give up!  Registration

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Donna, will Linda be holding a CGC prep class on January 2nd? Your post states she's switching to Sundays on the 10th but didn't mention anything about the upcoming weekend.

Thanks,
Diana & Kayleigh

Donna said...

Diana - Linda will be holding CGC Prep on Sat, Jan 2 and then switching to Sundays on the 10th. I know everyone is rushing to get ready for the testing. Best luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Donna. Actually, Kayleigh passed her CGC test in September, but we still like coming to class. I need to keep her "involved" with unfamiliar dogs.

Thanks for ALL you, Tim, and the BAD RAP staff do; your group "saved" Kayleigh!!

Diana

Sophie's mama said...

Lemme make sure I understand this correctly, Donna! This weekend, no Pit Ed on Saturday, correct? It will be Sunday at 11:30. We'll be there!

Samantha Laine said...

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