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Happy Dogs of the Month


Mufasa - March 2024

Our journey at Sit, Stay, and Play began when Mufasa was just four months old. Having owned German Shorthairs for over 30 years, we were inspired to have a Great Pyrenees after our daughter rescued one. Knowing Mufasa would grow into a giant dog, we prioritized excellent training. Under Kathy Varkados' guidance, Mufasa excelled, earning his AKC Star Puppy award and Canine Good Citizen title. He loved classes so much that we sometimes had to coax him to leave. In 2023, Mufasa passed the AKC Temperament Test and became a therapy dog in December, bringing joy to everyone he meets. Sit, Stay, and Play's high-quality training and Kathy's expertise and love for dogs have been invaluable to us.

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Bailey - February 2024

Bailey and I joined Sit, Stay, 'N Play when she was just 1 year old. Initially, her exuberance made outings challenging, but with Dane and Dagan's patient guidance, we quickly progressed. Bailey now loves classes and our walks are enjoyable and manageable. We even excelled at Sit, Stay, 'N Play's anniversary event, spurring us to tackle Intermediate Obedience and Agility classes. Bailey's joy in Agility is palpable, and I cherish watching her confidence grow. Sit, Stay, 'N Play has enriched our bond and expanded our world, and we're eager for more adventures together. Thank you for all your support. Bailey and RoseMarie.


Lucy - January 2024

I'm Lucy, the proud owner of three incredible dogs: Willow and Bohdi, both 5-year-old Australian Shepherds, and Falon, a 2-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer. Transitioning from merely good house pets to competition-ready companions has been a rewarding journey. Each dog had unique goals, from obedience trials to other competitions, but their personalities sometimes required a change in direction. Our training began at Sit Stay N Play five years ago, progressing from basic obedience to Rally, Rodeo Dog, and Competition Obedience. We also train at other facilities for venues like Hunt Test and Conformation. With the guidance of trainers like Kathy Varkados, Dane Bragg, Lisa Kirshner, and Sara Jacobs, coupled with our determination, we've achieved significant success. Our bond grows stronger with every session, and all three dogs are thriving in Open Class Obedience, with Falon excelling in Hunt Test training.

Inky and Itsy

Itsy & Inky - December 2023

We're incredibly thankful for Kathy and the Sit, Stay, 'N Play team. Our journey began when we sought a trainer for our two deaf and partially blind puppies, Itsy and Inky. After struggling to find someone we could trust, Aunt Mary Ann recommended Sit, Stay, 'N Play, where Kathy's expertise and genuine love for all dogs won us over instantly. Under Kathy's guidance, Itsy and Inky quickly learned commands using sign language and touch, transforming our lives. Our Sunday training sessions have become a cherished routine, and we're continually amazed by Kathy's skills. This experience has been truly wonderful for our family, and we're grateful beyond words.



G The General - November 2023

G, our cherished dog, entered our lives at around 5 years old, showcasing his endearing nature and quick adjustment to our home. His lively zoomies posed a challenge, prompting us to seek guidance. Discovering Sit Stay 'n Play transformed our lives, offering G an outlet for his energy and unexpectedly becoming a source of joy and exercise for me. With the trainers' help, G conquered agility courses, learning verbal commands, hand signals, and interpreting body language, strengthening our family bond. Now 12, G eagerly awaits training, proving age doesn't dampen his zest. We're grateful to Sit Stay 'n Play for enriching our lives and ensuring G's continued happiness and health.


Leila and Latte - October 2023

My goal for Leila and Latte was to make them the best dogs that they could be using the tools available. This was best accomplished through training at a facility so that would teach me how to properly achieve this goal. Through Sit, Stay N’ Play, and with a lot of love and compassion, both dogs have acquired their S.T.A.R Puppy and Canine Good Citizen titles. Our love for agility has carried us into another chapter of training that I am truly thrilled to participate in. The staff and programs at Sit, Stay N’ Play make all of this possible, and both Leila and Latte could not be happier!


Chip - September 2023

Chip joined our family on February 26th, 2022, alongside his older sister Cassie, a 10-year-old Sheltie. Sadly, just one week later, we said goodbye to Cassie after her courageous battle with cancer. Devastated by her loss yet adjusting to life with a new puppy, we sought solace in training classes at Sit, Stay, ‘N Play. Through puppy training and later intermediate obedience, Chip's energy and anxiety presented challenges, prompting us to try agility. With the support of Sit, Stay, ‘N Play's staff, Chip blossomed, recently earning accolades in his first TDAA agility trial. Grateful for the bond forged amidst grief, we celebrate Chip as Dog of the Month, thanking both him and the Sit, Stay, ‘N Play team for their unwavering kindness and guidance.

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