August 26, 2017

National Dog Day

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

National Dog Day – August 26, 2017
In honor of some of our favorite four-legged friends, we’re thrilled to celebrate National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26 at our pet friendly North Georgia resort. In addition to a selection of our pet friendly accommodations, outdoor dining options and miles of hiking trails, we’re planning for some “paw-some” fun with demonstrations led by nationally recognized professional dog trainer, Cyndy Douan. Plus, Marvelous Impressions photography will be on-site and available to take dog portraits and family photos with your beloved pets. Come for the day, or make it a full weekend experience with the enhanced Pampered Pets for PAWS rate available for overnight accommodations while supporting animals in need at PAWS Atlanta.

Dog & Family Portraits – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pavilion Terrace

Capture your best friend (and your family, too) with professional portraits available from Janine Pearman, owner of Marvelous Impressions Photography. Published in Better Self Magazine, Janine’s specialties include dog portraits and action shots, family portraits, engagement sessions and other special moments, allowing her to capture the “Marvelous Impressions” she sees on film.

Appointments are available and recommended with walk-ins available on a first come, first serve basis. Please email to reserve your preferred appointment time.

A $25 fee includes two web quality digital images delivered within 72 hours from the session. Additional images may be purchased via a dedicated photo gallery to viewed online. 

Dog Demonstrations with Pro-Dog Trainer Cyndy Douan
Cyndy Douan, owner of Georgia Dog Gym in Rome, Ga has been a full-time Pro-Dog Trainer for 27 years. Cyndy  is a co-founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals, served on their Board of Directors for 10 years, and was inducted into the organization’s “Hall of Fame” in 2012. Twenty  years ago, Cyndy started training for canine sports, and has since competed with her dogs in Obedience, Rally-O, Agility, Flyball, Herding, Frisbee, and Dock Diving. Cyndy’s five-year-old Border Collie, “Flank Sinatra,” has been the top-ranked Dock Diving Border Collie in the world for three years in a row. She and Flank have appeared on televised episodes of the Incredible Dog Challenge. Cyndy mentors dog training professionals around the world and travels widely to instruct seminars and training workshops. 
11 a.m.                 Sport Dog Demonstration – Upper Meadow Lawn 
Cyndy, Flank Sinatra, Rook, Seven and Dawson will perform a variety of Sport Dog Games, which celebrate the bond between handler and dog while allowing  them to play or compete together through choreographed and freestyle games. Enjoy demonstrations of Agility/Obstacles, Nose Work/Search and Retrieve and Disco Dog

11:30 a.m.           Sheep Herding Demonstration – Fugger Meadow
Border Collies are known for their ability to move sheep through their intense gaze and their willingness to be trained to act on the sound of a whistle or voice command.  Enjoy the a demonstration performed by Nick and Irie on Barnsley Resort’s small herd of sheep in Fugger Meadow.
1:30 p.m.             Extreme Vertical – Pond below The Woodlands Grill. 
Watch as Cyndy’s Team catches some “Big Air” as he goes for the long jump into our pond.  This demonstrates the sport of Dock Diving where handlers and dogs compete for the longest jump, which is measured from where the base of their tail hits the water.
Other dogs are welcome to join a free swim after the demonstration. Please bring towels! 
3 p.m.                   Basic Obedience -  Center of the Village
Cyndy and her team will demonstrate the basic skills of loose leash walking, heel , sit, down, stay, come when called and other commands.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instructors. 
Stay Overnight: Pampered Pets for PAWS Rate
Escape the dog days of summer with your four-legged friend with the enhanced Pampered Pets for PAWS special at Barnsley Resort available now  through August 31, 2017. Called the “Best Pet Friendly Resort in the Southeast” by a member, Barnsley Resort’s canine-friendly colleagues specialize in pampering your beloved companions. Reserve our enhanced Pampered Pets for PAWS during the dates specified to receive:

Additional savings on the Pampered Pets for PAWS rate
Luxurious pet-friendly suite accommodations stocked with thoughtful touches for your dog such as beds, bowls and bottled water and special treats
“Yappy Hour” receptions  on select Saturdays (August 5, 12, 26) for resort guests including a selection of pet-friendly treats and ice cream. For their companions, One Hope wines benefiting animal adoption and a selection of cheeses will be served from 3-4 pm at Guest Services.
When reserving two consecutive nights on this special, Barnsley Resort will waive the usual $75 pet fee for deep cleaning, donating that value to PAWS Atlanta.
Access to outdoor dining options – dogs allowed! – plus miles of hiking trails

The enhanced Pampered Pets for PAWS special is available now through August 31, 2017 with rates available from $385 per night for suites and $485 per night for one-bedroom Arbor Cottages. Rates exclude tax and resort fee. Two-night minimum may be required for this offer on weekends. Some blackout dates and restrictions may apply; may not be combined with other offers.

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