In case you missed it, here is a holiday greeting from Raine Stockton and Cisco:๐Ÿ˜Š

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from

Dog Daze Boarding and Training!


Thanks to everyone who made this year such an enormous success here at Dog Daze.  In particular, I’d like to thank my fiancรฉ, Miles Young,  and my adorable stepdaughter-to-be, Melanie, both of whom helped me put together the graphics for this newsletter.    She can punch me later for calling her adorable.

What a year, right? Dog Daze graduated 187 puppies  from our Puppy Kindergarten, 63 from our Canine Good Citizen course, and 13 newly-certified Therapy Dogs.  52 dogs went on to join one of our agility or competitive obedience courses, and 32 rotated through Tricks and Treats.  We have the best-trained dogs in Western North Carolina, right here in Hanover County! 

 Cisco (pictured here
—isn’t he gorgeous??) and I were called in for several major wilderness searches this year.  Most of them turned out well; some did not.  Once again, folks, we remind you to please check in at the ranger station before hiking, always stay on the marked trail, and keep your cell phone charged and on your person at all times.  And don’t climb the waterfalls! 

In October, Melanie attended her first AKC all-breed show, where Pepper won her Novice obedience title and  a blue ribbon.  She also got her first leg in Novice agility, and can’t wait for the spring competitive season to finish up her title.  My Mischief, in the meantime, had a stellar season and finally earned her MACH (Master Agility Champion). That’s her, pictured doing a victory lap with the jump bar in her mouth.  As for Cisco, believe it or not, he finally mastered tunnels and weaves with a first place finish!

Everyone enjoyed the annual Pups on Parade Halloween March for the Humane Society.   We had 30 entries this year and the costumes were hilarious. The winner of the contest was Buster Brown, a French bulldog who was dressed like the Cookie Monster—trash can and all! 

Don’t forget our annual Christmas party December 23 at 1:00 p.m.  There will be games, treats and presents for people and pets.  We’ll be collecting dog food donations for the animal shelter all day, so stop by when you can.

A regular class schedule will resume March 1.  You can sign up online, or call for an application.  Meantime, our boarding and grooming services are always available for your pampered pup, and we welcome tours of our facility.  Call for an appointment Monday through Friday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.  See you next year!


Raine Stockton, owner

Corny Lawrence, general manager and head groomer

Cisco, CEO (Canine Executive Officer) 

Hanover County, North Carolina


Read more about Raine and Cisco's holiday adventures here:


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