Thursday, July 22, 2010


I have recently met a friend via the dog training world and Facebook named Scott MacConachie, who runs a phenomenal dog business in Ohio state called K9 Ponderosa.  This is like my dream place, he helps rehabilitate dogs, trains their humans and runs all sorts of classes on his georgous property.  They look like they have a ton of fun there, and there are photos of them even having campfires and bands come and perform and HELLO does this not sound like H-E-A-V-E-N??!!! 

ANYway, Scott MacConachie has also produced a fantastic cartoon for kids on dog safety.  It is very well done and a great lesson for young and old on how to greet a strange dog and how to behave around any dog in general.

Here is the blurb from the website:
Each year, nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs and a majority of dog bite-related injuries involve children between the ages of 5 and 9. A new, animated DVD, The Lessons of Chief Pondy: Scottie & Oreo, addresses this concern by teaching kids how to be safe around dogs.

In The Lessons of Chief Pondy: Scottie & Oreo, Grandpa Bill's dog, Oreo, has run away. So Scottie, his friend, Skates, and his bored big sister, Julie, must journey to find Oreo and rescue him before it's too late. Along the way, the kids learn the ten lessons of the wise Chief Pondy.

Throughout the story, the lessons are illustrated and repeated to engage kids in a fun and effective way. Once a child has learned the ten lessons, they will be able to go online, take a test, and print out a Graduation Certificate, just like the one Scottie and his friends receive in the cartoon.

The Lessons of Chief Pondy: Scottie & Oreo is the dream of Scott MacConachie, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and owner of the K-9 Ponderosa, a 20-acre ranch dedicated to dog training and behavioral problem-solving, located in Delaware, Ohio. It is Scott’s passion and hope to empower children at a young age, so they can learn and understand how to interact safely and respectfully around dogs. “Whenever I hear about a child who’s been bitten by a dog, I know that it could be prevented through early education. I work with a lot of families, and parents have often asked for something like this.”

I can't wait to see what other projects Scott comes up with!

For more information about this DVD or if you would like to purchase it visit the website.  And for more information on Scott's dog training services in Ohio you can click here.

Have a pawsitively fantastic day!

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