November 15, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

      We successfully had our CGC Testing (Monday, November 14, 2016) at Reid Park. I believe we had 9 dogs go through the testing. I could be wrong, I lost track after the first few.  It was quite fun and pretty exciting.  We only had one dog not qualify but that's  okay because it was a very young dog and the dog was very recently rescued.  It came a long way in a very short time.  It wasn't even that cold as far as November goes in Tucson.  I remember much colder nights in past November classes.  I know there are many others who wanted to be there but couldn't.  Rest assured we will have more opportunities in 2017.  Although those dates are not up on ...

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September 23, 2014 @ 3:41 PM

I can't believe how log it has been since my last dog blog.  I'm so sorry.  I envishioned making these a weekly thing but life got in the way.  Any how, I just wanted to let you know that things are still going strong for us at Cactus Canine.  We are wrapping up the year with our final classes.  Joyce is in week 8 now on Monday nights at Reid Park (just taught lesson 7 last night).  Anna is in week 2 on Monday nights at Reid Park.  What a class that was for the first night with dogs.  Theresa is in week 6 on Tuesday nights at the center.  Thanks to all the rain last week we were bitten alive by mosquitos however Theresa made time in her busy schedule to get down to the center and take ...

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June 13, 2012 @ 11:36 AM

So we are at the dog class on Monday night at Reid Park.  Well I am not sure you can really call it a class since only three people and dogs showed up for the class.......but we had fun anyway.  So of the dogs that were there, we had Sage.  Now Sage is one of the cutest little dogs with the biggest attitude EVER.  She actually reminds me a lot of Hamlet.  I also kid her because she looks just like those little wooden bears that people sell on the side of the road.  As soon as I figure out how to add pictures, I will have to take one and put it on here.  You will know exactly what I am talking about when you see it. 

Anyway, Sage is now what I refer to as the class bully.  She ...

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November 8, 2011 @ 7:21 PM

 So the class that was so much fun in week 6 graduated last night.  After having one rain delay and then a week off because Parks and Rec shut us out and Halloween off we finally had graduation.  A ten week class turned into 13 weeks.  It was a  lot of fun and a little bit chilly but we got through it.  We were missing a couple people that called to tell me they couldn't be there and then a couple others who were no shows.  Masi took 1st place and Boomer had second.  They were the only contenders off leash.  Gunner took third place and most improved, (I think because Diesel wasn't there).  Just kidding.  Fourth place went to Winston.  I'm sure he is rubbing it into ...

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October 21, 2011 @ 10:57 PM

Well thanks to my challenging calendar, the Open class on the Northwest Side is going to start at 7:30 in the morning and over by 9:00 so I can be back on the eastside of town by 10:00.  I truly appreciate you all for cooperating with me and starting class earlier this week.  Looking forward to seeing you all and how much the dogs have improved since they had last week off, again because of my schedule.  One of these days my life will calm down but until that happens, if you can keep up with my pace, you will be okay and if you can't, hang on because occasionally it calms down, lol. 

I will see you all bright and early.

Joyce Chapman, Instructor

Happy paws and drooling jaws.

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October 4, 2011 @ 1:07 AM


So tonight at class several dogs had a little target on their butts.   It didn't take long before every dog in class had a target on their butt.  Even some of the humans had targets on themselves.  I could not figure out who was to blame for all this but it was quite funny and all based on last weeks lesson.  I have never had a class do this and I have to say I am so happy to be teaching this class.  I was trying to figure out who to blame and I wrongly accused three of my students all night long.  Everything they did I blamed on them being cheaters.  All in fun of course.  Some of the students tried to tell me that the stickers were attached to last weeks handout ...

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September 30, 2011 @ 3:45 PM

Hello everyone!  This is the first official Dog Blog from Cactus Canine.  Just to keep you updated with events and classes and important information within the Club.  Hopefully it will be a quick look of information your interested in knowing. 

We have classes going on now at Reid Park (Southwest corner of the park--You know the place).  Instructor Joyce Chapman will be in week 7 of the 10 week Novice class this coming Monday (October 3, 2011) and Instructor Anna Harney will be in week 3 of the 10 week Novice class also this coming Monday.  Instructor Theresa Tuttle will be in week 7 of the 10 week Novice class this coming Tuesday (October 4, 2011) at our Northwest...

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