Lake Austin Paws

Friday, December 1, 2017

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5:30pm – 6:30pm (Pets and People) Lake Kitchen

Yappy Hour

Program Overview, meet and greet for special treats!
Wine and cheese for the people, and healthy homemade dog treats for the pets.

6:30pm – 8:00pm (People) Dining Room



8:00pm – 8:45pm (People) Treehouse Lake Room

Walking with Peety with featured guest author: Eric O’Grey

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O’Grey was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes, he went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that’s when O’Grey met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like O’Grey, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives. Over the course of their first year together, O’Grey lost 150 pounds and Peety lost 25. As a result, O’Grey reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life. He started dating for the first time in fifteen years—and eventually reconnected with the long-lost love of his life. And Peety? His love would lead the way on the doggie adventure of a lifetime. WALKING WITH PEETY is for anyone who is ready to make a change in his or her life, and for everyone who knows the joy, love, and hope that a dog can inspire. This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. This is an epic story of friendship and strength.

Eric O’Grey is an inspirational speaker with a bachelor of science in finance from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctor from Emory University. Eric enjoys long-distance running with his dog, Jake, gourmet plant-based cooking, and spending time with his wife, Jaye. He is passionate about animal kindness, plant-based nutrition, and helping others reverse obesity and achieve their optimal weight and happiness. More information about Eric and his initiatives is available on his website


9:00pm – 10:00pm (Pets and People) Arbor

Live Music & S’mores at the Firepit

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Happy Dog

10:00am – 11:30am (Pets) Dog Area

Morning Play and Training Session

Drop your dogs off with the trainers for some playtime and one-on-one training sessions. The trainers will carefully supervise the dogs playing in small groups or going for walks.

1:00pm – 2:00pm (People) Treehouse Lake Room

Problem Solvers with Special Guest Trainer: Cara Shannon

This talk will cover five top household challenges: Jumping up, counter surfing, chewing, digging, and demand barking.

Cara Shannon is the founder of Buddy’s Chance and a national dog bite and aggression expert who travels around the US teaching other dog trainers to work with aggression and reactivity. Cara is certified as a trainer by the CCPDT and as a behavior consultant by the IAABC and has been featured in Austin Womens Magazine. In addition to her specialty work with aggression, she works with pet dogs owners to solve nuisance behavior problems and help owners live better lives with their companion animals!

2:00pm – 6:00pm Garden Library

Pet Photography

(Individual preset 30 minute appointments included in package)

2:00pm – 6:00pm TR

Canine Massages with Certified Canine Massage Practitioner Christina Hardinger

(Individual preset 30 minute appointments included in package)
Christina is a Certified Canine Massage Practitioner, a Certified Large & Small Animal Acupressure Therapist, and a member of The International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork.Animal massage and bodywork practiced by Christina includes sports massage, massages for working or service animals, therapeutic massage, joint and gait problems, and acupressure. Christina has a solid theoretical background and the skills and knowledge to provide the best massage solution for your dog. Reserve your dog’s massage appointment prior to arrival.

7:30pm – 8:15pm (People) Treehouse Lake Room

Dog Talk with Featured Speaker Eric O’Grey

Dog Talk

8:30pm (Pets and People) Treehouse Lake Room

Movie: A Dogs Purpose

Dogs Purpose

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Dog

9:30am – 11:00am (Pets and People) Lake Kitchen

Bark Brunch- Foster Friendly Talk with Trisha Shirey

Fostering a dog is not a lifetime commitment but it is a commitment to saving a life!
Dogs Purpose


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Dogs Purpose