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Babette Haggerty was featured on the Today Showteaching Natalie Morales’ dog a few tricks from Babette’s newest book,The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet.

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Babette Haggerty was featured on Fox News with Haley, the super trick dog. “Any dog can learn any trick at any age. It doesn’t matter,” said Haggerty
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Lipstick & Leashes Event Babette was the guest of honor at this private event promoting Pampering ourselves by taking care of our pets as well as our mind & bodies. The evening was filled with dogs and their owners meeting each other and talking and laughing. The dogs had the greatest time as did their owners. Many people came just to meet Babette as they had heard so many wonderful things about her & the work she does with dogs. We raffled off Babette’s book as well as a free 1 hour private lesson… the winners were thrilled! We are planning our next event which is going to be a Halloween Party!! We will send out invites & post here as soon as event date is set! Enjoy the end of summer & we look forward to continuing to help you create a healthy & loving relationship between you & your pet!

 

Babette with Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Metropolitan Dog Club Westminster Best in Show Brunch at Charlie Palmer's Metrazur

Babette with Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Metropolitan Dog Club Westminster Best in Show Brunch at Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur

Originally established in 1962, in The Bronx, New York, as Captain Haggerty’s School for Dogs, it is now run by his daughter, Babette Haggerty. Babette trains dogs throughout New York City and New Jersey. You can choose conveniently timed private lessons, which take place in your home or another location of your choosing, such as a dog park or economical group classes which are held in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Babette’s custom designed training programs put you on a fast track of success to solve common behavior problems such as fearfulness, housetraining, barking, jumping, digging, chewing and aggression. Her group puppy and obedience training classes have the highest graduation standard in the New York Metropolitan area and one of the highest in the country which saves you time and money!

“A wonderful way with people and dogs.”

Rebecca Rhoades-Former Director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control


400 Dogs Killed In Action

For Immediate Release
Contact: CAPTAIN HAGGERTY
1947 Holman Dr. Cell phone (310) 995-4676
No. Palm Beach, FL 33408
Babette@haggertydog.com

The US military has had over 400 dogs killed in action since the start of World War II. These dogs were finally recognized on May 8, 2004 with the unveiling of a pedestal listing all the dogs’ names along with their serial (Preston brand) numbers. This unveiling took place at Fort Benning, Georgia just outside of Columbus, Georgia.

This pedestal was the vision of SFC Jesse S. Mendez (USA retired). It joins eleven other pedestals surrounding the eighteen-foot tall War Dog Memorial and there are to be even more pedestals in the future. The pedestals represent various dog organizations that served with their best friends in combat. A boatswain’s bell tolled as each dog’s name was read out.

There are actually two War Dog Memorials; one at March Air Force Base outside Riverside, California and the other at Fort Benning. The memorials consist of two identical bronzes of a dog and its handler in Vietnam-era combat gear. The memorial at Benning is the only one with the pedestals. Other pedestals in the ever-increasing pedestal project identify K-9 combat units and they have been funded and designed with the help of the respective units. No government funds were expended in the memorials or the pedestal project.

A Californian, Jeffery Bennett developed the idea for a memorial. He put the whole thing together and then decided on two memorials. The fact that many of the military war dogs were abandoned in Vietnam certainly motivated him to move the project forward.

Actor, author and animal trainer Captain Haggerty was the keynote speaker at the dedication. A resident of the Palm Beaches Haggerty spoke about the development of the US military dog program. The Captain pointed out that that the fatalities in relationship to the combat seen by the dogs was relatively low, thus testifying to their efficaciousness. Haggerty, a combat veteran of the Korean War was a graduate of both Ft. Benning’s OCS and Ranger School and had a number of interesting War Dog assignments. He currently is on the staff of Babette Haggerty’s School for Dogs.

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A closer view of the pedestals

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The dog and handler cannot be seen here because of the sun but the pedestals are circling the 18-foot tall monument.

The pedestal listing the names and numbers of the 400 plus military dogs killed since World War II.

The pedestal listing the names and numbers of the 400 plus military dogs killed since World War II.

The dog and handler cannot be seen here because of the sun but the pedestals are circling the 18-foot tall monument.

The dog and handler cannot be seen here because of the sun but the pedestals are circling the 18-foot tall monument.

A closer view of the pedestals.

A closer view of the pedestals.

Captain Haggerty in Service with his War Dog

Captain Haggerty in Service with his War Dog

Keynote speaker Captain Haggerty in his infantry blue blazer

Keynote speaker Captain Haggerty in his infantry blue blazer

The War Dog Memorial at the United States Military Cemetery on the island of Guam. The United States Marines during World War 2 preferred the Doberman Pinscher as its War Dog of choice. Many of our Marines owe their lives to the Dobermans who served on Guam.
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The statue stands today in the middle of the graves of the 24 Doberman Pinschers who were killed in the battle of Guam in 1944.

The cemetery was swallowed up by the jungle over the years. When the United Doberman Club learned of this, they raised thousands of dollars to commission this bronze statue and to clean up the graves. Finally, about 1984 Pentagon brass and Doberman owners traveled all of the way back to Guam to bring the statue to the cemetery to honor the Dobermans who died giving their lives for the U.S. Marines and for our country. The statue previously had stood in the center courtyard of the Pentagon.

 

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Class Schedule

Good Dog Obedience
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10:00 am – 11:00 am

6 weeks for $250
Includes our Graduation Guarantee!

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Puppy Socialization Hour
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017

$35.00

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Babette Haggerty helped write The AKC Train Your Puppy Right book. She will be teaching this class and at the end of the class your dog will take the AKC Star Puppy test for certification. Housetraining, nutrition and basic problems such as biting, jumping, chewing will be addressed. This course is designed for puppies 8 weeks- five months.

Refresher Training Session

Open to Day School, Private Lesson and Canine Enrichment Students ONLY!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 am-10:00 am

Complimentary!

Please call the training center at 201-444-9893 to register!

Advanced Obedience
Location: Haggerty Dog Training with occasional field trips
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

TBD

6 weeks for $250

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Off Leash Obedience
Location: Haggerty Dog Training with occasional field trips
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

TBD

SPACE LIMITED! 

6 weeks for $250

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BOOT CAMP includes both sessions

Date TBD

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Trick & Agility
Location: Haggerty Dog Training
24 Central Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Date To Be Determined

6 weeks for $250
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